STRONGER UNIONS MAKE FOR A STRONGER AMERICA
The Build Back Better agenda means trillions of dollars will be invested in our jobs, families and communities. Add your name to tell Congress to pass the budget reconciliation and the infrastructure bills.
This agenda is made up of two critical pieces of legislation: the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the 2021 budget reconciliation bill.
Congress must pass both.
The infrastructure bill is transformative in that it invests in roads, bridges, transit, rail, climate change mitigation, electric vehicles, clean drinking water, high-speed internet, resilient transmission lines and more that will create good-paying union jobs.
Budget reconciliation is a $3.5 trillion investment in working people, good union jobs, health care and more. It includes things like 12 weeks of universal paid leave and two years of free community college, and it reduces prescription drug costs.
Working people in America have waited long enough.
Click here to learn more about the PRO Act. This website is filled with useful information about the PRO Act and ways for union members—and members of the public—to take action.
Worker Relief Fund
Checks can to be made out to “Community Labor Working Together or CLWT". Write “Strike Relief Fund” on the memo line and mail to: South Central Federation of Labor, 1602 S. Park St., #228, Madison, WI 53715.
OR you can donate online here!
All donations will go directly to helping other union members in need.
Wisconsin Labor History Society High School Labor History Essay Contest
Deadline for submission is February 15, 2022
The Wisconsin Labor History Society announces its Kenneth A. Germanson Essay Contest for the 2021-2022 School Year for Wisconsin high school students (Grades 9-12). Win cash prizes up to $500.
Write essays of about 750 words on the topic:“Unions have been important to my family and my community because . . .”
Union Labor News
SEIU Nurses and Healthcare Workers Win Major Agreements
March has been an exciting month for the Madison labor movement, as nurses and healthcare workers rallied the community, faith leaders, elected officials and a broad range of union members to their cause, and won major agreements at UnityPoint Health-Meriter Hospital and Oakwood Village. Read more here
U.S. Dept of Treasury's Emergency Rental Assistance
If you're looking for help with housing costs, you're not alone
Renters and landlords can apply for money from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance program. Get help with rent, utility bills and even moving costs.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for renters and landlords to cover housing costs. The CDC eviction moratorium ended on July 31, so renters are worried about catching up on past-due rent and facing eviction.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has an Emergency Rental Assistance program. The funds are being distributed by state and local organizations to their communities. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a tool to find a program in your community.
Proud Union Home
For only $10, you can get your Union-Made (right here in Wisconsin) sign by contacting us at: Solidarity@SCFL.org
Our office is closed due to the pandemic, email us to set up a time for pick-up.
WI State AFL-CIO Community Services Conference
March 24, 25 and 26, 2022
This RETURNING annual event promises excitement, education, and motivation - an agenda filled with workshops and keynote speakers! Specifics will be mailed out at a later date but we wanted to make sure you had the necessary information for planning and budgeting purposes. We would like to encourage ALL affiliates to send at least one participant to the conference. The "investment" will be well worth it.
At his Wall Street office in Madison, Senator Johnson finally took questions from Wisconsin's workers about the PRO Act.
He answered our questions, well....sort of.....