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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.

Unions File lawsuit Challenging Wisconsin Act 10

Wisconsin Examiner

Click here to see the Summons and Complaint

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As part of the South Central Federation of Labor Holiday Party, we will be collecting new SOCKS of all sizes and TOOTHPASTE/TOOTHBRUSHES.  These will be distributed through the MMSD Transition Education Program which serves students (and their families) facing housing insecurity.  Please contact the AFL-CIO Labor Liaison at or 608-246-4355 if you need additional information or want to participate and are unable to attend the party.  Thank you!

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Union-Made Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year! No matter what you celebrate or how, we know many of you are looking for that perfect gift for your friends and family. And we’d like to suggest gifting union made.

And remember: If you’re shipping gifts this year, make sure to use a union carrier like the U.S. Postal Service or UPS.

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2024 WI State AFL-CIO Community Services Conference


March 21 and 22, 2024

The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club

More Information

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Attn:  Wisconsin High School Students
Win $$$ for Essays on Labor History!

All Wisconsin high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate in a High School Essay Contest conducted annually by the Wisconsin Labor History Society. The high school students are asked to write an essay of approximately 750 words on the following theme: “Unions are good for my family, my community, and my nation because . . .” and up to eight cash prizes are awarded for the best. The prizes will include one $500 first-place prize, one $300 second-place prize, one $200 third-place prize, and up to five $100 prizes for honorable mention. 


All Wisconsin high school students have ready access to labor history. Check with parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts. Also, neighbors and family friends. Ask to interview them and then write your essay. Only 750 words. Also you may do independent research on topics of labor history. Check the Wisconsin Labor History website ( for resources and other ideas.


Essays should be approximately 750 words in length. They will be judged on understanding, evidence of original research, writing style and significance. Essays must be submitted by email in Microsoft Word or as PDF file. Submissions must include a cover sheet with the following information: Your name, address, home telephone number, your email address, your grade in school, name and address of your school, and, if you were encouraged or assisted by a teacher, the teacher’s name. (Also, list your family’s union membership, if applicable.) If you have any questions, contact: Harvey J. Kaye at

Deadline for submissions is Feb. 15, 2024.

Send your essays to the following email address:  Put “essay contest” in subject line.

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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


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:

Email for a time to pick your sign up. 

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