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A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in D

Pamela Knight, a child protective investigator with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service (DCFS), was sent to check on the welfare of a child last fall.

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.

To Fix Wisconsin, Walker Must Go

Labor Day is a chance for us to reflect on the proud history of American labor unions. For more than 100 years, labor unions across the county have represented working people and won major victories against the predatory advances of big business.

August 27, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUBJECT: Walker Takes 301 Flights Near WI Prisons, But Makes Zero Visits

AFSCME is disgusted by Scott Walker’s unwillingness to visit state employees who work in our Correctional Facilities. In early August, Walker stated there was “No Value” in visiting state prisons.

Like others around the world, I mourned the death last week of Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul set a new standard for enduring classic songs with both artistic and political impact, like her mega-hit “Respect,” which became an anthem for both the civil rights and women’s movements.

And that song is on my mind as we embark on a week of action dedicated to shining light on the stakes for women in the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUBJECT: AFSCME Opens New Office In WEAC Building! 

Wisconsin AFSCME is excited to announce the opening of our new office space in the WEAC Building in Madison!

New AFSCME Headquarters:

33 Nob Hill Rd (2nd floor)

Madison, WI 53713

The move will put AFSCME closer to our members and elected officials at the Capitol as well as provide great facilities for our members.

Our phone number (608-826-1932) and website will remain the same.