Who We Are
The Milwaukee Area Labor Council (MALC) combines the organizing and community power of some 52,000 dues-paying members of more than 140 Milwaukee area locals and parent unions, along with thousands more through its partnerships and alliances.
Created in the 1950s by the merger now known as the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations), the Milwaukee council also contains as full-paying partners the Milwaukee members of other federations such as Change to Win. Unions outside these federations are active supporters as are community, retiree and religious groups. So are non-union participants through such AFL-CIO initiatives as Working America. The breadth of our membership recognizes the importance of solidarity for all workers. The MALC takes a leading role in charities, legislative work, politics and social action. Both our members and partnerships reflect that diversity and reach.
The leaders of the MALC come right out of the working community. Each - secretary-treasurer, president and vice-president - came up through the ranks and front lines in their workforces before being nominated by their fellow workers for official roles, usually first within their locals and then on to four-year leadership positions at the MCLC. The nomination process is democracy in action. Delegates chosen by their own locals, lodges and councils cast votes representing the size of their membership. The same process applies to resolutions, political recommendations and other actions of the delegates, who meet monthly.
Chief Operating Officer/Secretary-Treasurer
United Auto Workers Local 438
Willie D. Ellis
International Union of Operating Engineers Local I39 firstname.lastname@example.org
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local I954
Executive BoardRichard Abelson
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District Council 48 Lyle Balistreri
Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council Ike Edwards
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1473 Nacarci Feaster
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Lodge 1916 Dan Large
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 494 Larry L. Nunley
IAMAW, Lodge 1916 Daniel Panowitz
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 33 Scott Parr
International Association of Machinists Lodge 2110 Candice Owley
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals Local 5001 Anthony Rainey
United Auto Workers Local 469 (CBTU representative) Scott J. Redman
Plumbers and Gas Fitters Local 75 Joy Roberts
Communications Workers of America Local 4603 Kenneth Roberts III
Graphics Communications Council/International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 577M Christine Vidmar
Workers United Local 122 Andy Voelzke
United Steel Workers Local 2-209 (REMOVE THE USW) DiAnn Wagner
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2150 (APRI Representative) Patrick R. Weyer
Brewery Workers Local 9 UAW Ross M. Winklbauer, Sr.
United Steel Workers Local 2-232