The family members and friends of Western Wisconsin working people who were killed at work will come together this Friday to remember those who have best lost and recommit themselves to enhancing protections for those who work for their daily bread as communities around the country and globe commemorate Workers Memorial Day. RVSP not required […]
Local and state labor leaders rallied again, this time on the radio, to urge Congressman Ron Kind to change his mind about supporting a new trade agreement (TPP). The Wisconsin Fair Trade Coalition, led by David Newby (President Emeritus Wisconsin AFL CIO), is concerned that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would send more jobs out […]
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 […]
Time to write eulogy for unions? No way Is the labor movement dying because of Walker’s attacks or has the media jumped the gun? Reading the reports from some state media outlets, one might conclude it is time for labor to throw in the towel — give up, take a long walk on a short […]
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 […]
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 […]