Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka The effort to lower wages in America is going to reach new heights in Wisconsin this week. Wall Street billionaires and political extremists are joining together to force a vote on Right to Work legislation which is wrong for Wisconsin hardworking families. This is a blatant attempt to silence […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 13, 2015 La Crosse — The Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO Central Labor Council has endorsed Commissioner Gloria Doyle for La Crosse County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 5. It will be the County’s only contested judicial race, with a primary on February 17th and a general election on April 7th. Other endorsements […]
As I write this the very end of January, the Washington rumor mill says a “Fast Track” bill may be introduced next week, or by the end of February for sure. The rumor mill may be wrong—and Fast Track is encountering more resistance from both Democrats and some Republicans than many expected—but we have […]
Labor Day Celebration and Parade The Labor Day Celebration involves a ten block family friendly parade, followed by a celebration with free games, face painting, and BINGO games. Soda, beer, brats, and snacks are available for purchase. The celebration is in honor of the hard working men and women in the region.
In La Crosse, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison Dan Hanson left his position in 2012. After a great deal of discussion, the Great Rivers United Way decided to not fill that vacancy with a Liaison but rather to convert that position to a general United Way employee. The Western Wisconsin AFL-CIO Council has still maintained a relationship […]
Take Kids Fishing Day 2nd Annual Union Sportsmen’s Alliance & Western WI AFL-CIO Dust off those fishing poles and get the kids outside for an exciting morning of catching bluegill and bass! This unique event is the perfect opportunity to introduce youngsters to the benefits of fishing and the abundance of public access opportunities available […]
Workers Memorial Day Union and Community Members Call on Local and National Leaders to Prioritize Good, Safe Jobs at Workers Memorial Day Service. Local Working People in La Crosse Honored Those Injured or Killed on the Job and Call for Change. (April 28, 2013, La Crosse, Wisconsin) — Local factory workers, firefighters, nurses, public sector […]
NALC Food Drive – Stamp Out Hunger Saturday, May 11th was the 21st annual Letter Carriers Food Drive. Letter carriers and volunteers gathered food which was donated to five local food pantries, including Hunger Task Force, New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Center, Onalaska Food Basket, The Salvation Army and WAFER. The Stamp Out Hunger event is a partnership […]