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Wisconsin AFL-CIO Labor 2010 Program Reaching Tens of Thousands of Wisconsin Workers Each Week

Wisconsin labor unions are mobilizing hundreds of union volunteers across the state, as part of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO Labor 2010 Program, to educate tens of thousands of workers each week about their choice in the mid-term elections.  The Labor 2010 Program – launched by the Wisconsin AFL-CIO and participating unions in July – is one of the largest voter mobilization efforts in the state, reaching union households daily through telephone, direct mail and worksite leafleting. 

“Union members have really stepped up to the plate to help get the word out on the choice Wisconsin workers face in November,” says Wisconsin AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Sara Rogers.  “Our hope is to reach every union member in the state of Wisconsin.” 

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO currently has multiple call centers located around the state, making hundreds of calls a week to union members.  Volunteers are also knocking on thousands of union member doors across the state and handing out flyers at worksites in order to communicate with fellow members what is at stake this election season.

“This is a critically important election for Wisconsin working families,” adds Wisconsin AFL-CIO President David Newby.  “We understand that workers are frustrated.  But we have to remember that Wall Street greed created the situation we now face.  The choice in November is clear: continue to move forward with candidates who will save and create jobs for Wisconsin or move back to the Wall Street values that created the economic crisis.”

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO represents over 250,000 members.  This November they are going to fight for working families in order to bring economic justice to the workplace, and to achieve social justice for all Wisconsin residents.

For more information about the Labor 2010 Program and working family issues check out the Wisconsin State Blog at http://wisaflcio.typepad.com/.


September 14, 2010 - 3:19pm