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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 Wi

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

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

On Sunday, AFSCME Wisconsin’s PEOPLE Committee, which is responsible for the union’s political activities, endorsed Mahlon Mitchell for Governor of Wisconsin.

In a crowded primary field, Mahlon’s commitment to working people stood out said Paul Spink, President of AFSCME Wisconsin.

"As a union leader, Mahlon has been standing with AFSCME since before ACT 10," said Spink. "AFSCME is thrilled to be supporting a candidate for Governor who understands the value of public service and who will be a powerful advocate for working people as our next Governor!"

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AFSCME's 2018 International Convention is right around the corner! 

Where: 

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
USA

When:

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - Thursday, July 19, 2018

How To Attend:

When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

AFSCME Wisconsin supports the students rallying in Madison today to save the liberal arts majors at UW-Stevens Point. We join students, faculty, alumni, and community members in expressing our dismay at the proposal to eliminate these programs.

AFSCME Wisconsin is extremely concerned to see UW Stevens Point choosing to point budget cuts at students and faculty. Wisconsin has a proud history of education, and eliminating programs that are valuble to students is a move in the wrong direction for education in this state.