The rise of organizing
AFL-CIO President Shuler Addresses Delegates
On the 100th day since her historic election in June, AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler addressed the delegates and guests of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO 32nd Biennial Convention. In her remarks, President Shuler talked about the rise of organizing that has taken place across the country and in Wisconsin. “Just look at the support you’ve been providing to UAW Local 180 workers who’ve been on strike for months at Case New Holland in Racine … and to the UW nurses who have been without union recognition for years and were prepared to strike for better working conditions,” Shuler said. “That’s what our federation is about - looking out for one another, making each other’s fights our fights,” she said. Shuler also tied in the importance of the midterm elections in November. “We’re going to re-elect Governor Evers! When Governor Evers heard about the UW nurses’ fight, he got involved and helped them find a real path forward to help them get back into a union. That’s a pro-worker champion and we need to make sure he wins in November!” Shuler said. “We’re going to send Ron Johnson packing and send Mandela Barnes - who comes from a union family and knows the union difference - to Washington,” she declared.
AFL-CIO President @LizShuler: "Building power collectively is the only way to balance the scales. We're getting to basics. Back to organizing. Back to the workplaces. Back to one-on-one conversations." pic.twitter.com/uHtlzAn36M— WI AFL-CIO (@wisaflcio) September 20, 2022