Madison, January 29, 2020: UW Nurses Need Our Support! Join Town Hall Meeting!

UW Nurses need your support!

You are strongly encouraged to attend a Town Hall meeting hosted by UW Health nurses demanding a union and SCFL. There will be a panel of nurses sharing their story and fielding questions from labor brothers and sisters.

Many of you have asked how you can help these nurses. This is your chance. Come meet the nurses organizing at UW Health and learn how you can help make sure the UWHCA board does the right thing.

What: UWHCA Union Nurses Town Hall & Solidarity Committee
When: Wednesday, January 29th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S Park St.

Hosted by South Central Federation of Labor

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Milwaukee, January 27, 2020: Coalition to March on the DNC Press Conference

Press Conference at City Hall

6 P.M., Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E Wells Street

The Coalition to March on the DNC is announcing our intent to file a lawsuit against Mayor Tom Barrett and the City of Milwaukee.

In the spring of 2019 the Coalition to March on the DNC submitted a request to the City of Milwaukee for a permit. The City Permitting Office under Mayor Tom Barrett has failed to deliver this permit.

Mayor Tom Barrett is spending tens of millions on welcoming Wall Street billionaires and the Democratic National Committee, but is refusing us a permit to march. We want the permit now!

The Coalition is consulting civil rights attorneys to sue the City over this denial of basic democratic rights. We know Mayor Tom Barrett, the Milwaukee Police and the Secret Service have been meeting for six months yet have failed to provide us a permit or even talk to us.

Come join us at the Rotunda in City Hall!


Teamsters Local 320

Tentative Agreement Secures Increased Wages and Benefits for St. Louis County Public Works Employees
(For immediate release 01.20.2020)

Duluth, Minn.-

On Monday, January 20, the Teamsters Local 320 ratified the tentative agreement (TA) with St. Louis County administration 133-0.

The agreement will provide the following:
Wages 2020 – 2.00% plus a $0.55 general wage increase;
Wages 2021 – 2.25% general wage increase;
Wages 2022 – 2.25% general wage increase;

The county agrees to allow the group to join the Teamsters Joint Council 32 Health and Welfare Plan including dental and vision coverage for bargaining unit employees. Family coverage will save employees as much as $500 per month.

Step increases within range were compressed providing greater value to each step and a shorter period for employees to reach the top of range.

The county agreed to an employer-financed Health Savings Account (HRA) and two more personal days for the bargaining unit employees.

“The agreement that was ratified tonight is groundbreaking for St. Louis County employees,” says Brian Aldes, Teamsters Local 320 Secretary Treasurer and Principal Officer. “The vacation accrual has been standardized for all bargaining unit employees and sick leave accruals have been increased.”

Chief negotiator for St. Louis County employees, Erik Skoog, is proud of his negotiating committee and their wherewithal to keep going after 15 and a half hours of mediation with the county.

“The team deserves all the credit for negotiating an excellent contract,” says Skoog. “I’m also proud that not one Teamster crossed the picket line.”

“We want to thank all the elected leaders, candidates, and St. Louis County Board members who stood with us during these difficult days,” says Sami Gabriel, President of Teamsters Local 320 and Teamsters Joint Council 32 DRIVE (Democratic, Republican, Independent, Voter Education). “We also must thank the countless labor unions, churches, neighbors, community groups, and regular citizens who supported striking Teamsters with donations and encouragement. The response from the community has been outstanding.” Teamsters Local 320


Contact Brian Aldes
Phone: 612/280/2609…/news-and-e…/news/20366/2

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Hales Corners, March 18-19, 2020: Planned Parenthood Safe Healthy Strong Conference

Safe Healthy Strong Conference 2020

Planned Parenthood of WI presents our 9th year of learning and networking, at the Safe Healthy Strong (SHS) conference! Dedicated to improving health outcomes by building professional competency around issues of sexuality and reproductive health for service providers and educators.

The conference explores innovative methods of communication, inclusive resources, social and reproductive justice, and the way systematic changes can impact the communities we serve!

Two conference days feature six workshop sessions, affinity group discussion, networking opportunities, resource vendors and content presented in English and Spanish. An additional Full-day Intensive Learning Session on Racial Equity takes place in advance of the main conference days, to allow participants to explore how systems of oppression are present in the work of health care and sex education and how we can all do our part to dismantle them.

​Full conference schedule, session descriptions and travel information can be found at the website:

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