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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: Friday, November 2nd

Subject: Small Proposed Pay Increase For Some, But Not All General Milwaukee City Workers, Disrespects All Employees

AFSCME Wisconsin voiced concerns today on the proposed pay increase amendment put forward by Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis.

Head of the Department of Children and Families, Eloise Anderson, missed a deadline Monday when her department failed to respond to requests from Milwaukee area legislators over the dysfunction in the Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services (DMCPS).

Better wages. Check. Better working conditions. Check. And, thanks to unions, we now know there is also a union difference for workers who have access to critical benefits like paid parental leave.

According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17 percent of all U.S. workers have access to paid family leave.  

AFSCME Wisconsin Dental Insurance Enrollment Is Open From Oct 1, 2018 Through Nov 15, 2018.

You must be a dues paying member of Council 32 to enroll in our Union Sponsored Dental Plan. 

Check out the PDF below to review Delta Dental Plans, premiums, benefits and to print enrollment and payment authorization form.

Dental Premium payments are deducted via Credit/Debit Card or Electronic Funds Transfer.  

Current Delta Dental subscribers will receive an enrollment packet in the mail.

At a time when our country needs real investments in infrastructure, education and public services, congressional leaders are doubling down on tax cuts for the rich.

It was 10 years ago this month that the 2008 financial crisis kicked into high gear. When storied Wall Street bank Lehman Brothers shut down, bankers walking out of the building carrying cardboard boxes of their possessions made the perfect image for TV cameras.

AFSCME Wisconsin’s PEOPLE Committee, which is responsible for the union’s political activities, is excited to announce their endorsement of Tony Evers for Governor of Wisconsin!

AFSCME Wisconsin President, Paul Spink, pointed to Tony's strong record supporting working people as one of the primary reasons for endorsement.

No politician running for office today would openly advocate for more wealth inequality in our country, where the richest 1 percent of the population owns 40 percent of the wealth. Even candidate Donald Trump in 2016 promised to stand up for the “forgotten men and women of our country,” who feel betrayed by a rigged economic system that benefits a small minority at their expense. Yet every single day, President Trump and congressional leaders seem determined to do more to increase wealth inequality than to alleviate it; do more for corporations and the wealthy than for single parents working two or three jobs to make ends meet.