Know your rights to form and join a Union

Most private sector workers have the right to form and join a Union. New resources on the US Dept of Labor website educates workers about their rights and protections.

Vote November 8th

Click here to see what is on your ballot, register to Vote, find your polling place and request an absentee ballot. 

Get involved with the WI AFL-CIO on-the-ground
mobilizing efforts for the 2022 Fall Election

September schedule for the SCFL area
1602 S. Park St., #226

Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm
9/24

 

Wednesdays, 5 – 8 pm
9/28

Trainings will be provided at the beginning of each shift. Calling can also be done on your own time, any day of the week, and knocking can be arranged for other days or times on request. Reach out to us at wisaflcio.org/mobilize​ or contact Dave Branson at dave@scfl.org or call 608-338-7539.

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Sign the Petition in Support of Union Members at Red Cross

 

The American Red Cross has agreed to provide its employees in Illinois with raises of 13-25%. They've also agreed to increase wages by 3% plus $2 per hour in Minnesota.

But for Wisconsin and Iowa, our Badger-Hawkeye region, they are trying to force us to accept 1.5%-3% prospective raises and threatening to eliminate hard-won healthcare plan if the workers don’t agree.  

 

The company continues to refuse to agree to the Union’s proposals around the provisions for safe footwear and clothing for those loading trucks daily and the very real problems of last-minute mandates.

 

Please stand with us and add your name to this petition https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/fair-wages-bhr.

 

Wisconsin workers are not worth less than Illinois' or Minnesota's.

The Next Delegates Meeting
has been Scheduled for
September 26th

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2022 Labor in the Pulpits/On the Bimah/In the Minbar Program

Historically, during Labor Day weekend, faith leaders participate in this program by sharing a reflection or sermon on worker justice with their respective communities during a worship service or education session. When faith allies stand with workers, they give moral legitimacy to their efforts and a crucial public voice. They also give workers courage and the knowledge that they are not alone.

 

There’s still time to participate in this year’s program, which runs throughout the month of September. Our theme is “Being Faith Allies,” and you can find a variety of informative resources in our Worker Justice Wisconsin Toolkit. We encourage you to share this information with your faith community. If you are a faith leader, please confirm your community’s participation by completing our brief registration form. Questions? Contact Gretchen Baumgardt, Faith Outreach Coordinator, at faithoutreach@workerjustice.org. Thank you for your support of worker justice!

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Wisconsin Labor History Society

41st Annual Conference

"Fighting the Union-Busters:  A historical look at union-busting and labor's response for the future"

Featuring Lane Windham, former organizer and now assoc. director of Kalmanovitz institute for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University. 

Saturday, November 12, 2022
9 am
Madison Labor Temple

Click here for more information and to register

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The Voice of Working Families in South Central Wisconsin

Published semi-monthly by the South Central Federation of Labor. Subscription is just $10/yr. Subscribe or renew here.

See a few of our recent articles below.

Bad Faith with the Red Cross

AFSCME Wisconsin filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the American Red Cross of bargaining in bad faith.  Read more

Fighting the Big Lie By Matt Rothschild

On the afternoon of June 15, there was a great protest on Sherman Avenue in Madison, right outside Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club, where members of the Republican National Committee and officials of the Wisconsin Republican Party were launching their nine-city “election integrity” tour.  Read more

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Get Your Proud Union Home yard sign!

For only $10 you can get your Union-made (right here in Wisconsin) sign by contacting us at:  Solidarity@SCFL.org

Email for a time to pick your sign up. 

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