"A Moral Restart: Workers on How to Keep Our Campus and Community Safe"

Concerned about UW-Madison's "Smart Restart"? You're not alone. More than 86% of workers across the UW-Madison campus said they were "extremely uncomfortable" or "uncomfortable" with fall plans, in response to a survey by the United Faculty and Academic Staff and Teaching Assistants Association unions.

 

Yet the university’s administration seems intent on bringing students and more workers back to campus this fall, putting our entire community at risk.

 

It’s not too late to change their minds! Please join us via zoom for “A Moral Restart: Workers on How to Keep Our Campus and Community Safe.” Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 6 pm - 7:30 pm. Register Here.

 

The ULC also recently issued a statement and collective demands for the fall (in English) (in Spanish). 

Stamp Out Hunger

Please donate what you can to a food bank in your community. 

1) Go to nalc.org/food

2) Select your state

3) Choose a food bank in your area

4) Make a contribution

It's that easy.  All collections stay in the local community. 

WI AFL-CIO Endorsements and Voter Info

Wisconsin voters deserve legislators who will support the working class during this unprecedented time as Wisconsinites face three crises: a global health pandemic, economic free fall, and systematic racism. 

 

The following Legislative candidates were endorsed by the WI AFL-CIO (*indicates candidate is a union member).  View our 2020 Legislative Endorsements here.  

 

Click here for Madison early voting times and locations.​

Primary Election:  August 11, 2020.

General Presidential Election:  November 3, 2020.

Let's Be Prepared to VOTE

NOW is a great time to request your absentee ballot. Exercise your American right to democracy, visit myvote.wi.gov to request absentee ballots for the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary Election and the November 3, 2020 General Presidential Election.

 

Check the box for “all elections in the calendar year 2020” when you make your request to have ballots mailed to you ahead of both these important elections.

Take preparations to safely vote during the coronavirus pandemic by requesting your mail-in absentee ballot today.

WI AFL-CIO virtual phone calling is already under way!

We are calling to educate members how to register to vote and to learn how to vote via absentee ballot.  Sign up to volunteer from the comfort and safety of your home.

2020 Labor Day Collection

Help Students who are Homeless in the MMSD Transition Education Program (TEP)
This is your chance to make sure they get a great start to the new school year!

Donated items are always needed but we, the Community Services Committee of the South Central Federation of Labor, would like to make a special effort in conjunction with Labor Day.


Please help out if/as possible. We understand that there are many requests of your resources but hopefully a little bit from everyone will add up! All of the items requested are in great need and will help students whose families are homeless or in unstable housing at this time.

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.

2020 SCFL Scholarship Winners

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. 

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.  

Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus

With a record 6.6 million Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week, the federal government must take greater action. Congress should get back to work passing legislation that will keep people on the job and help those who are unemployed. In the meantime, the AFL-CIO has resources available to help workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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