Labor


The power of a general strike

Happy Labor Day! This is actually a happy day for labor.

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Labor Day is a time to reflect on the struggles workers still face

The last decade has shown a major upheaval in collective bargaining, attacking unions, and in reducing worker’s compensation in Wisconsin.

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Our working class heroes deserve financial stability

We lived in the community built by Mr. D.C. Everest. I saw first hand how great jobs with good health and retirement benefits can raise families out of poverty. But life wasn’t always so easy.

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Ruminations of a former wage slave

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.6 million workers – or 1.9% of all hourly wage, non-self-employed workers – earned wages at or below the federal minimum wage in 2019.

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Paid family leave offers many benefits to society

For parents in the workforce who do not receive paid family leave, the important first months with baby can be cut short due to financial hardship.

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Wausau school board can still do right by workers, parents and students

The school board should consider the impact of legal action on peoples’ perception of the board after being given so many opportunities to do the right thing.

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Why I Am a Union Member in Retirement

During my working life, the only “good” jobs I have had were union represented.

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WORKERS’ MEMORIAL CEREMONY APRIL 28

Every year on April 28th we remember those workers who died on the job. Please join the Marathon County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO Sunday April 28th for the Workers Memorial Ceremony to remember the workers killed on the job in Marathon County. Where: Workers’ Memorial Site (next to the Opportunity Inc site, formerly known as the VFW) 388 River Drive Wausau, WI 54403 Date: April 28th, 2019 Time: 5:00 p.m. For information contact Marathon County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO @ 715-370-8908 or email marathonctylabor@gmail.com

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Labor History Through Film


JOIN THE LABOR DAY PARADE ON SEPTEMBER 3….

Last year, the Citizen Action of WI North Central Organizing Co-op was honored to be awarded Citizens of the Year by the Marathon County Central Labor Council AFL-CIO. The line-up for parade is on Monday, September 3rd @ 3:00 pm from the corner of 3rd Ave and West Wausau Ave. Parade starts at 4:00 pm and will go down 3rd Ave and end at the Wausau Labor Temple at 318 S 3rd Ave., Wausau, Wisconsin. We will recognize Grand Marshal, Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year at the end the parade in the Wausau Labor Temple parking lot. Announcer for Parade: Chad ...

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