Milwaukee County Labor Council AFL-CIO

May 31, 2016

Event Calendar

News & Views

Labor Council / United Way Brochure 2014
Nearly 70 Years of Community Partnership
So-Called "Right to Work": AFSCME Presentation
by Boyd McCamish, President AFSCME DC 48
Workers Memorial Day, April 28
Join Us at Zeidler Union Square 5pm and APWU Mke 5:30pm
What ICE and Legal Holes Cost US in Immigration
COMMENTARY: Some straight talk on that gay ballot question
COMMENTARY: What part of illegal don’t you understand?
Truth About So-Called Skills Gap
Contact an AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison
One of our expert union labor community coordinators is ready to connect YOUR UNION to YOUR COMMUNITY.
Union Volunteers Paint and Repair St. Ben's Community Meal Hall
Brother Rob: The patrons say it's so bright and cheery now!
The Shell Game of Turning States Against Each Other in Job Fight
Damaging Role of Money in Elections
Labor Community Campaign: Thank You
Thank you for your support during the Fall & Winter United Way / AFL-CIO Communty Services Labor Campaign!
Inequality Summit: Packed Rooms at UWM Conference Center
Secretery-Treasurer/Chief Operating Officer Sheila Cochran Speaks Truth to Power after UW Professor Marc Levine's Revealing Slides
Enter Invisible Unregulated World of Domestic Workers
AFL-CIO Fact Sheet on Govt Benefits in Wisconsin
Meet the Board of Directors, Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Our volunteer Board of Directors provides valuable advice and support for which we are so grateful.
Sept 23: Labor Kicks off Community Campaign at WRTP/BIG Step Center of Excellence
Through giving to United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, your gift makes the greatest impact for those who need it most
Why Retailers and Middle Class in Danger
CRS Report Mitch McConnell Tried to Hide
Laborfest 2015 Sponsors & Volunteers: THANK YOU !
St. Ben's Community Meal Labor Cookout
Thank you for volunteering and for your generous donations, Brothers and Sisters!
Billionairess in Walker video also major corporate tax avoider
GE fails to pay fair share in Wisconsin
Laborfest 2015
Information and Downloads
MALC 6th Annual Awards Ceremony: Thank you, Sponsors, Volunteers, Honorees, Attendees and Staff!
You made it a wonderful event!
IWF uncovers more corporate tax avoiders
Paid Sick Days "Contagion" Video Underscores National Surge Milwaukee Voters Started
IWF unclogs SC Johnson as serial tax avoider
ACLU Seeks Voters Injured by New 'Voter ID' Bill
Spring Health & Hygiene Drive 2015
Collection Dates: April 6-June 5
The Wisconsin Contractor Coalition: Partners with Labor
Fighting the Prevailing Wage battle
Rosen blasts Walker's pretense on tech ed
Details of Walker's Attack on Bargaining Rights
Union History, Tips and Communication Services
Union Communication Services
IWF Research Reveals Who Doesn't Pay State Taxes
Social Security -- Don't Panic About Fixes
2015 Winter Blanket Drive a Success, Thanks to You
Blankets for Over 14 Area Agencies
Dislocated Workers Funds in Jeopardy
Learn About Death and Neglect on the Job
Union Plus, Your Link to Special Deals
The Price of Outsourced Jobs -- Special Report
How federal rules seek to destroy unions
New ACTION! Supports April 5 Candidates
First Edition of Political Newspaper ACTION!
Laborfest: September 1
Marking 55 Years Since the First Milwaukee Laborfest
Second Edition of ACTION! Newspaper
Letter Size Version of ACTION! Newspaper
5th Annual Fundraiser a Success
We Appreciate Your Support!
Download Brochure on July 5 Smoke-Free Workplace Rules
Study Brings New Respect to Fading Pension System
Help Airport TSOs Win Bargaining Rights!
St. Ben's Community Cookout
Sunday, June 29
"Tax Breaks Abound in Wisconsin, but Job Growth Remains Slow "
from The Wisconsin Budget Project
Coalition of union women promotes protection from cervical cancer
Community fights to keep and improve county services
Why AFL-CIO in Milwaukee and around nation has formed partnership with immigrant worker rights centers
Report Confirms Unions as Advantage, Not Negative, to Boost Manufacturing
Thank you Joy Global!
for the $2000 donation to our Health and Hygiene Drive
Walker’s Medicaid refusal typical of his trickery
Union principles gain ballot influence even as membership shrinks
City charter system smells of insider trading cronyism
Examples of shallow abound in media coverage
Outside Walmarts, that Black Friday cult hears an old hymnal
Older white guys learned their ballot control days are over
“As Goes Janesville” informs as it rises above partisan politics
Debate proved you would buy a used car from Romney
Romney taken out with trash for 47% remarks
Lohr’s blue velvet rubbing red out of District 20
Whitefish Bay’s Rogers typifies revolution in politics
Listen to the street: The Underdogs are rising!
From Brookfield to Tosa 2 defy GOP expectations
Fear of ‘welfare’ tests so well that Romney can’t resist lying in ads
Akin on rape opened larger can of GOP worms
Craven Romney reflects desperate blundering of new GOP
JS shills for extremists to explain progressive gains
Dems salute Wisconsin’s gift to Obama, Paul Ryan
Progressives and newcomers dominate Milwaukee election
Legislator strikes back at late dirty tricks
Racial politics among dirty tricks marring primary
No hand-me-down, Senate District 6 race heats up
Barnes gathers aggressive support to unseat Jason Fields
Outdated thinking impedes Pasch’s desire to serve District 10
How Fred Kessler gets under GOP skin
JoCasta preaches success on election trail
Young Riemer stresses own voice in first campaign
Do voters know 9 legislative contests in Milwaukee end Aug. 14?
NLRB blocks Palermo election to investigate charges
Some unnatural tilts in media coverage from vouchers to cops
Union members need to grow up confronting opposition
Piggly wiggles around federal court by threatening to close store
AZ law wiped out as Supremes sing own tune
US trade deals mine greed not gold
Pundits run amuck explaining Walker win
The day JS lost all credibility
Sad how June 5 repeated 2010
On election eve, applaud amazing civility
Bill Clinton puts Recall in perspective
Beep-beep! Wile E. Walker run down in second debate
Walker hopes money deflects star power – and facts
Wake up screaming ‘Nixon! Walker!’
Barrett offers unions his reason to Recall Walker
Who won the debate is easy – real question is final impact
Despite national skeptics, Walker $$$ no victory guarantee
The inside story of JS letting Walker duck candor
Hidden tales behind the viral expose of a coward
Calling Nurse Walker – your outfit is ready
Looming Walker defeat alarms locked-out moderates in GOP
Moderne’s risk taker defies wiseguy odds
Crafty social insights honored on national TV May 11
No surprises May 8 but belated first step toward recovery
Has McCarthyism revived in today’s recall climate?
New online services offered by labor council
Beneath the hype, readers need to catch the ‘Drift’
Who runs the real Democrats taking on Walker?
Falk or Barrett? Worried GOP simply attacks both
Moore, Chisholm, USW signal fresh significance of Workers Memorial Day
Election goofs ID the unprepared -- it's GOP
Chips fly both ways in City Hall jobs debate
Gwen Moore personalizes rape in House speech
Walker the shadow discoloring April 3 election
How Walker hijacked foreclosure settlement
GOP, Grothman split pants in takeover of MATC
Updated March 20
Politics seen in delay of Milwaukee jobs projects
Judge halts photo ID law for April 3 election
From redistricting on, look out for the Snowe job
Obama puts Master Lock jobs first as political storm evaporates
Conspiracy nuts greet every corruption probe
The primary provides hints at best – at worst media over-reach
Even to scrupulous thinkers, John Doe ensnares Walker
Latino growth could flip state politics – but will it?
Despite 2011 victory, danger signs stalk United Way
Labor endorsements dump familiar, ring in fervor and stiff the status quo
John Doe rips open Walker’s ugly patterns
Act 10 set to demolish fair play at the polls
Walker flipped recall off, now opposed by a million points of light
Felons bill a classic case of fear, power run amuck
It’s state politics that turn changes ugly
Bloomberg blew it as Occupy spans America
With recall inevitable, Walker seeks to keep his own party from deserting
Klee-fwha? Rebwho? That required recall sideshow
Lawyers caught mapping and then getting plain silly
Frontier Airlines debacle exposes how the biggest suckers wear suits
Put truth of voucher tax on city bill, MPS asks
A Lesson for Wisconsin’s School Children About Being Stepped On
Ohio gets sanity ball rolling, Walker next to 'bounce'
GOP buffoons are spurring Walker’s recall
PBS crew threads Wisconsin to capture artist Agnew
The nuts and bolts and subtext of Recall Walker
A smaller, firmer Occupy targets the Hood
So edgy. So American. The Occupy movement
Turns out Congress is broken -- not the US Postal Service
Game on! Why Recall Walker movement starts its engine
Court challenges await GOP voter exclusion law
Rejected in Wisconsin, reborn across US: Paid sick days
Will more women in public office solve what ails America?
At last! But what inspired media heat on ALEC?
Behind the media mendacity about Laborfest
IWF unclogs SC Johnson as serial tax avoider
Progressive women in public office emerge as key to future
Notables lead LERA parade of speakers
Recall failures delude GOP into inflating numbers
Campaign Wars Part 3: The snake oil that Walker is good for schools
Political Notes: Money exceeds ideas in recall campaigns
IWF’s new research reveals state’s tax avoiders
Psst. Explore Milwaukee’s free festival secret
Street energy wars with big ad money in senate race
Campaign Wars Part 2: According to GOP ads, Doyle is running!
GOP has more ad money but opposition has better arguments
Elections clarify state mood, political strategies
One Potter was enough for Bedford Falls, but for America?
Wisconsin’s childish attempt at a jobs bill
No surprise but potent signposts as fake Dems fail heavily
Recalls, redistricting help expose GOP playbook
Some in media further confuse voters as 2011 elections loom
Lying in your mailbox – Darling’s pretext on SeniorCare
From courts to recalls, political trickery abounds
GOP primarily delays day of reckoning in six July contests
A special game show for our election freak show
Stall tactic delays county common sense move to bargaining table
with June 10 news update
Sumi lets the sunshine in – and the storm clouds gather
Who’s behind the boycotts? Turns out unions are not
Golden Oldie: How Walker's ego and empty head dismayed followers
Speculators rush in as Kohl steps aside
A memory for Wisconsin in John Gilman’s life
Those sudden Prosser votes and the strangely sheepish GOP
Dems up-end D.C. fluffball hearing to embarrass Walker
As the world watches, most of Wisconsin can't see itself
Scholar exposes rot in Walker’s approach to worker rights
Many threads combine in big recall news
Citizens skewer GOP with insight into education bills
Recall fever! Inside the strategy on both sides
Walker erases himself along with public trust
Will Walker’s ‘budget for his buddies’ fool the public?
Imagine what 7,500 surprise votes should tell us
The Supreme adult stands up election night whatever the outcome
Abele runs strong while opponent is frozen in his Walker
Respected county fiscal hawk supports Abele
New Congress despite rhetoric has huge shoes to fill
On important April 5, THIS is the Supreme race
Obama has hardly been silent about Wisconsin protests
Nov. 2 revealed what FDR had and Obama didn’t
Abele, seeking Walker's old job, stands with workers in Madison
How 14 have halted not one but two budget havocs
A timely thank you from labor’s Sheila Cochran
Madison Update: Walker's Folly, Wis 14, recalls, police remorse
WEAC needs to be sent to the principle’s office
Labor Press triumphs in major journalism contest
Moore surprises journalist with honor
Mining group fought for opposing El Salvador environmental rules
New leaders charge up State AFL-CIO
ACTION! -- new political newspaper -- now on the streets
First two editions now online
Even in loss, Feingold made trade politically sexy
Tax hell? New studies chill that lingering state myth
Plale’s loss to Larson and Walker’s tactics may expose the price of being an attack dog
Meet the wimps blocking the railroad tracks
Obama charges up Laborfest with new ideas and the need to fight on
'Poster Child for Corporate Greed" Leads to Trumka Call
A tale of two wives on the campaign trail
As coal mining deaths mount, so does proof of industry indifference to workers
Final details of Obama’s speech at Laborfest
Obama Will Speak at Milwaukee’s Laborfest in Company of Trumka, Solis
Hours Extended to 7 p.m.
In Milwaukee, a bad sheriff faces a real lawman
The empty sheriff and the quirks of primary politics
A road sign? Or more puffery from sheriff?
Supported by unions, Harris easily wins seat on County Board
Demons of Socialism arise in John Nichols’ lecture
Improvements, neglect herald Workers Memorial Day
Wage Theft Now DOL Target
Yet again Journal Co. earns an F in education insight
Walker and Clark: True crimes and misdemeanors at county
Milwaukee smear typifies misguided journalism
Mercury Marine Saga proves media bilge -- updated Nov. 6
Help for Haiti will be ongoing union campaign
Barrett’s ‘cynical’ decision puts city Dems in bind
Luggage will restore dignity to foster children
Walker budget shoves workers around, now supporter does same on TV news
United Way rallies labor as key to its success
Let’s imagine Milwaukee Schools’ politicized future
Rally pulls the plug on myths, sends Congress back to ‘get it done’
Peoples' Puppets join Laborfest Parade
In wake of fire, UFCW urges help for families
Labor in the Pulpits returns in good health
Wells Fargo took US $$$ now refuses to fight for US jobs
Online helps jobless while keeping an eye on CEOs
Sick leave decision heads for appeal, spurs national effort
Labor Rights crucial in workers’ May 1 marches
Health-Hygiene items again flow to homeless shelters
Link up to the need for Employee Free Choice Act
What media missed in 'Miracle on Hudson'
The secret weapon in Obama’s victory
POLITICAL NOTES: Barrett calls in sick on referendum
POLITICAL NOTES: Ryan, desperate to be a Dem?
Hundreds decry Walker job cuts at county
POLITICS: Zeidler, Palin -- one of these socialists is not like the other
Thinking out loud: Why Obama's winning
This Union City fights back on Labor Day
McCain's VP choice insults voters AND families
Have you done all you can? A question from the Labor Council
Sick days campaign encounters journalistic waffling
Blunt Moore explains backing of economic act
Pasch wins a close one in Sept. 9 primary
Backstage and upfront with Obama at Laborfest
Dispute with TMJ4 goes to NLRB and the streets
Need facts in political debates? Help is here
Midwest unions expose corporate strategy
Obama to speak at Laborfest in special rally for workers
New website accompanies AFL-CIO endorsement of Obama
Elaine’s shame is also Bush’s
Union files against Journal Communications
Unions push for Pasch in busy Sept. 9 primary
Obama speaks for Janesville even as he wins nomination
Bush pols at DOL cripple unions with oppressive paper
Deaths on job deeply trouble USW leader
Global unions work to help cyclone victims
May 1 march urges real attention to immigration reform
Ugly blast from our innuendo past an omen for more than Butler
McCain’s dark side a gift to Democrats
NLRB postpones election at Capital Returns
Zeidler legacy honored in new events
Journalism fails duty in Butler race
Mortgage crisis prompts AFL-CIO to host "Save My Home" Hotline
Volunteers go to work for Lena Taylor, others
Politics, union expansion to be heralded at open house
ACORN drive aims to add low-income voters
Union leaders quickly back Taylor for county exec
To better serve and win, labor restructures all its state councils
Media visit to New Orleans includes top honor for Labor Press
Fighting to teach labor history
Miller-Coors combine affects union talks
Strike exposes GM issues, leads to Big Three deals
Camp Wellstone meets Milwaukee
Chavez-Thompson resigns top AFL-CIO position
GOP creates state budget mischief
AFL-CIO Forum stirs presidential shocks, themes
Union voices from Iraq share vision here
Tough races, mixed results in April 3 2007 election
Media Fails School Board Races: And Just Who Is Funding Bruce Thompson and Jeff Spence?
How media fails voters: Supreme Court
Ziegler's judicial ethics emerge as key issue in Supreme Court race
From courts to schools, primary sets quite a table for April 3
Union court action saves Christmas for 108 county workers and leads to broad new proposal for new year
Doyle and Dems set to turn country around
Laborfest 2006: Double the Size, Double the Celebration
Blast From Obama's Past