Find a strike near you to support. We’ll see you out there.
World-famous rock artist Tom Morello (AFM) is known for his decades of performing music that cries out for justice. Throughout his time as the frontman for the band Rage Against the Machine, Morello has been a cultural icon and a force for change. Now, he’s out with a new song, “Hold the Line,” dedicated to every working person fighting for their rights on the picket line.
Support UW Nurses on Social Media Using the Hashtag #WhyUWNursesNeedAUnion
The nurses at UW Health have launched a social media campaign to tell their stories, describe their struggles during the pandemic, and explain why they need a union voice to advocate for themselves, their families, their patients, and our community.
Click here to see how you can show your support!
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.
STRONGER UNIONS MAKE FOR A STRONGER AMERICA
The Build Back Better Act will transform the lives of millions of working people for the better. Here is what it will do:
Puts in place substantial penalties on employers who violate workers’ rights.
Provides free preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds, extends the child tax credit and lowers the cost of child care.
Improves home care for seniors and people with disabilities, and invests in the care workforce.
Expands access to affordable health care.
Combats climate change by investing in good union jobs.
Promotes American manufacturing and high labor standards.
Boosts funding for higher education and job training.
Makes the largest-ever federal investment in affordable housing.
Improves our immigration system.
Restores tax fairness by ensuring corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share.
There is much more in this landmark legislation, and it all adds up to rebalancing our economy so every worker has the opportunity to get ahead. With the enactment of the bipartisan infrastructure bill last week, and now the passage of the Build Back Better Act in the House, the momentum is with working people. Our agenda is moving forward, and together, we’ll make sure the Senate finishes the job.
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
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.
Inflation Explained: The REAL Reason Prices Are Going Up