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AFSCME Wisconsin thanks Alderwoman Lewis and Council President Hamilton for their leadership on a proposed 3% raise for the majority of City of Milwaukee employees. After listening to AFSCME members, and the challenges they endure providing essential city services, Common Council took unanimous action and funded a pay raise. Additionally, they ensured the funding for this raise was not taken out of worker pensions, but came from more appropriate sources.

The best spokespeople for anyone running for elected office are everyday Americans spreading the word to their neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives. That’s why public service workers who are AFSCME members came out this year across the nation to help elect candidates who support working families.

And we won big.

We won at every level of government and in almost every state. AFSCME members made our voices heard, helping our partners in For Our Future knock on 7.5 million doors and hold 925,000 conversations in targeted states.

Sisters and Brothers,

It is with a profound sense of loss that we share the news of Phil Neuenfeldt's passing. Phil was a dear friend of AFSCME and was a beacon of light in the darkest of times. 

Note from Stephanie Bloomingdale - AFL-CIO President:

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.