WHAT HAPPENED WITH AMERICA’S WORKING CLASS? RACE, GENDER, CAPITALISM AND POWER
The Havens Wright Center for Social Justice has organized a series of interactive online lectures throughout the fall 2020 semester. These talks explore some of the multifaceted crises we are facing in 2020, and how people are resisting oppression and exploitation across the world. Talks also explore history, literature, and new technology.
All talks are open to the public. You do not have to be affiliated to any academic institution or organization to participate.
“Blue-Collar Battle: The Untold Story of Working-Class Promise in the Pivotal 1970s,” Tuesday, November 17, 4pm [REGISTER HERE]
“Workers’ Control in Gig America: A Discussion on the 21st-Century Labor Movement,” Wednesday, November 18, 4pm [REGISTER HERE]
School for Workers
Essentials of Union Leadership
September 21 - October 25
Intro to Workers' Compensation
September 29, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Advanced Workers' Compensation
October 5 - November 8
Production Standards & Unions
October 19 - November 8
Preparing for Bargaining
November 2 - November 22
At the Table: The Negotiations Process
November 30 - December 20
Click herefor the School for Workers Program Guide
Union Labor News
The right to refuse unsafe work is more important than ever – but expect a fight
by Kathy Wilkes
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on workers. Reports of job hazards grow increasingly dire as several governors and President Trump push past CDC guidelines to "reopen" the economy while forecasts predict soaring infections and deaths.
Tell Your Senator: Support H.R. 6800, the HEROES Act / Aprobemos la Ley Heroes (H.R. 6800)
America faces a crisis on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism. Working people need safe jobs, economic security and freedom from systemic racism. Delivering on economic essentials included in the HEROES Act is an absolute minimum requirement for stopping the free fall into even deeper and deadly racial inequality. Read more . . .
Proud Union Home
For only $10, you can get your Union-Made (right here in Wisconsin) sign by contacting us at:
Our office is closed due to the pandemic, email us to set up a time for pick-up.
The South Central Federation of Labor is forming a new fund called the Labor Relief Fund, with the intention to help union members who have been laid off or furloughed during this COVID-19 crisis.
Help will be provided for Food Security, Mortgage/Rent Assistance and educational assistance to local unions affiliated with the South Central Federation of Labor. Assistance will be limited to available money raised.
We are asking local unions and individual union members who are still working to consider making a contribution to this fund.
Checks are to be made out to “South Central Federation of Labor”. Write “Labor Relief Fund” on the memo line and mail to: South Central Federation of Labor, 1602 S. Park St., #228, Madison, WI 53715.
All donations will go directly to helping other union members in need.
Demand Workers Be Provided with PPE
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a number of areas in which our nation was simply not prepared. Nowhere is this more true than in the workplace, where far too many men and women have been asked to do their jobs without the personal protective equipment they need to keep themselves and those around them safe.
Personal Protective Equipment is every worker’s right.
Visit unionmaskbrigade.org to download our safety decree demanding that appropriate personal protective equipment be provided to everyone whose work requires it. Print and display in your workplace.