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Thursday, April 16, 2020

The pandemic has led many of us to take stock of our lives and our goals.

More Americans approve of labor unions today than at any time since 1965, according to annual Gallup poll

Life is better in a union: for ourselves, our families, and our communities.

Workers who stand together have dignity on the job, a say in their working conditions, and higher quality wages and benefits. When we stand together, our workplaces are safer, those we serve receive better services, and our communities are stronger.

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SUBJECT: AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Petition to Support Essential City of Milwaukee Employees

AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Petition to Support Essential City of Milwaukee Employees

Workers Memorial Day 2021 arrives at a moment of the greatest urgency, when the front lines of the war against COVID-19 run through America’s workplaces.

Workers in health care and social service industries are a big step closer to having safer workplaces.

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R.1195) by a bipartisan vote of 254 to 166. The bill requires the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a standard to prevent workplace violence in health care and social service assistance settings.

This Spring, AFSCME PEOPLE-endorsed candidates won big at the ballot box! AFSCME PEOPLE committees across the state interviewed dozens of candidates, mobilized for Election Day, and educated their coworkers and families about what was at stake.

Together, we helped elect pro-worker candidates, across Wisconsin, who'll value essential workers' labor and the high-quality services we provide our communities. Thank you for doing your part to this election! 

Our Spring 2021 AFSCME PEOPLE electoral victories:

On this National Library Workers Day, AFSCME library workers deserve to be recognized for the value they bring to our diverse communities and the vital services they provide anyone who asks for help.

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SUBJECT: AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Governor Evers’s Veto of SB 38

AFSCME Wisconsin Statement on Governor Evers’s Veto of SB 38

AFSCME Wisconsin applauds Governor Tony Evers’s veto of Senate Bill 38, requiring that the Governor submit to the legislature a uniform timeline for state employees to return to their physical places of employment.