Monday, September 6
Noon - 5:30 pm
The South Central Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO will celebrate Labor Day with its annual LaborFest on Monday, September 6th at the Madison Labor Temple grounds at 1602 South Park Street. Featuring live music by The Periodicals starting at Noon, and Cris Plata with Extra Hot at 3 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages available for purchase.
Solidarity Roll Call at 2 pm
See Labor Day Flyer here.
Click here to see the flyer regarding a Special Collection on Labor Day to help homeless students in the MMSD Transition Education Program.
Want to have some fun volunteering on Labor Day? Click here for volunteer opportunities.
Online 2021 UALE Summer Institute for Union Women
Aug 5, 6 & 7, 2021
For the first time the Midwest School, the Northeast School, the Southern School and the Western School are coming together online for the Mother of All Summer Schools for Women Workers! There will be educational workshops that will provide you with skills and tools you need to go back to your workplace pumped up and ready to lead.
Mark your calendar now. Registration will be open soon.
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
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South Central Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
2021-22 School Year
The South Central Federation of Labor has awarded four $1,000 scholarships by lottery drawing to the sons and daughters of area union members. In addition, SCFL's Dodge County Chapter has awarded two $500 scholarships. Here are the winners!
Allison Evans, daughter of MTI member Dana Evans, who is employed at Shorewood Hills Elementary School. Allison is studying communication sciences and disorders and/or linguistics.
Grace Guetschow, daughter of OPEIU Local 39 member Denise Guetschow, who is employed at CUNA Mutual Group. Grace is studying engineering physics at UW Platteville.
Mikael Frey, son of OPEIU Local 39 member Michael Frey, who is employed at CUNA Mutual Group. Mikael is studying biochemistry at Oberlin College.
Alanna Beilke, daughter of USU member Dustin Beilke, who is employed at WEAC Region 6. Alanna will be studying vocal performance at Eastman School for Music at University of Rochester.
Myranda Bischoff, daughter of IAMAW Local 873 member Daniel Bischoff, who works at John Deere. Myranda will be studying biomedical engineering at UW Madison.
Bradon Franke, son of IAMAW Local 873 member Bradley Franke, who works at John Deere. Bradon is studying fire protection and EMT at Madison College.
NALC's Stamp Out Hunger Donor Drive
Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times.
In recent decades, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ (NALC’s) annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has been the largest one-day collection of food to help needy families each year. Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced NALC, led by National President Fredric Rolando, to be innovative and find new ways to continue its tradition of service to communities across the country. Growing on last year’s successful transition, the Stamp Out Hunger Donor Drive is back. Simply go to NALC.org/food, select your state and click directly on the link to make your contribution this year. All collections stay in the local community, so your efforts have an impact close to home. NALC will go back to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive when it is safe to do so, but people are still in need now, so NALC is stepping up once again and needs those who can to chip in.
PRO Act Week of Action
Wisconsin workers will be holding rallies to thank Senator Tammy Baldwin for her support of the PRO Act and to call on Senator Ron Johnson to co-sponsor the PRO Act.
Our labor laws are outdated and no longer protect our right to form and join unions. The PRO Act is the most significant worker empowerment legislation since the Great Depression. The PRO Act will:
Hold corporations accountable for union-busting and strengthen democracy in the workplace.
Protect workers’ rights to form and join unions, including in new industries like Big Tech.
Repeal racist “right to work” laws.
Stronger unions mean higher wages, safer working conditions and dignity for all people who work.
Passing the PRO Act will be our first step in getting there. Join us starting this Saturday as we take action for the PRO Act.
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.
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.....