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Public approval of labor unions is at its highest level in 17 years, with nearly two out of three Americans (65%) expressing support of unions, according to the latest Gallup poll.

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SUBJECT: AFSCME Wisconsin Statement Rebuking the Shooting of Jacob Blake by the Kenosha Police

AFSCME Wisconsin Statement Rebuking the Shooting of Jacob Blake by the Kenosha Police

AFSCME Wisconsin rebukes the atrocious shooting of Jacob Blake at the hands of the Kenosha Police. AFSCME Wisconsin stands in solidarity with victims of police violence and recommits to eradicating all forms of brutality perpetrated against communities of color and the working class.

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AFSCME Wisconsin Statement in Support of Dane County Recommendation Honoring Juneteenth

AFSCME Wisconsin heartily supports the Dane County Board of Supervisors Personnel and Finance Committee’s unanimous recommendation in support of recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for county employees beginning in 2021. Juneteenth celebrates the rich culture and contributions of African Americans and commemorates the ongoing struggle for freedom and equity.

LOS ANGELES – In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by their union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). A joint effort of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and SEIU Locals 99 and 521, 97% of voters chose to join CCPU.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday joined AFSCME President Lee Saunders and front-line public service workers from states experiencing surges in coronavirus cases to urge the Senate to approve at least $1 trillion in flexible aid to states, cities and towns.

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COVID-19 has stolen 120,000 lives, putting nearly 40 million Americans out of work, and exposing mass injustices in the workplaces and our communities.

To beat COVID-19 and kick-start our economy, we're relying on vital federal funding. Without this funding, Wisconsin faces a budget shortfall and public service workers face layoffs. We can solve this pandemic, but only if we provide aid to states, cities, and towns to increase and sustain public safety and health, education, sanitation and other essential public services.

AFSCME joined a virtual gathering of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a movement that seeks to shift the moral narrative of our country and build power for poor and vulnerable people.