Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement of solidarity as rank-and-file staff of Wisconsin Watch, the non-profit newsroom, announce the formation of the Wisconsin Watch Union with the NewsGuild-CWA.
“We proudly stand in solidarity with the workers of Wisconsin Watch as they seek union rights and representation with the NewsGuild-CWA,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “Wisconsin workers are speaking up and taking action to build better workplaces with dignity and respect on the job. Working people are standing together to organize unions in their workplaces in order to build a fair and just economy that works for all. We look forward to supporting Wisconsin Watch workers through the process of organizing a union and securing a first union contract.”