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Vice President Harris Visits Madison to Meet with Local Workers

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Vice President Harris Highlights Union Job and Apprenticeship Growth At Event with Union Workers in Madison

Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement as Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Labor Julie Su visit Wisconsin:

“On the eve of the State of the Union Address, Vice President Kamala Harris is back in Wisconsin with Department of Labor Secretary Julie Su to meet with local union workers and highlight good job growth in our state. The Biden-Harris Administration is expanding apprenticeship programs that empower young workers through training opportunities and create stable, lifelong careers. A new Executive Order signed today by President Biden will increase and strengthen Registered Apprenticeship programs in the federal workforce as well as reestablish Labor Management Forums that bring workers and management together to improve the workplace.

By supporting workers and our unions, the Biden Administration is working to bring balance and fairness to our economy so that it works for everyone, not just the wealthy and big corporations. As Chair of the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment, Vice President Harris is leading the charge to protect the freedom to organize and bargain with our employers so that we can have good jobs and a strong middle class.

Today’s Vice Presidential visit to Wisconsin illustrates that President Biden and Vice President Harris are committed to building a workers first economy in order to increase economic opportunity with good union jobs for all. These investments aren’t just helping our economy now but will have lasting positive effects for generations.”