It has been an exciting and busy year at the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. Last March, over 60,000 Wisconsinites marched through the streets of Madison to reclaim Wisconsin. Last January, a coalition of labor, community and faith groups delivered one million signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker.
Every action, election and community gathering has been an important step in our march toward social and economic justice for all working people.
Last year we faced immense obstacles with the passage of Act 10, but workers are resiliently coming together in new ways to develop innovative forms of unionism. Together, we participated in democracy and stood up for our beliefs and values at every opportunity. We will continue to build upon our grassroots movement dedicated to advancing the lives of all working people in our community.
In 2012, we stood up for voting rights, for our rights as workers, for health care rights and for a living wage. We talked with our friends, family and neighbors, knocked doors, made phone calls and delivered Wisconsin for President Barack Obama and Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin.
The New Year marks a new beginning. A time for all of us to come together to focus on fixing our economy. We need our elected leaders to put partisan politics aside and work together to create good jobs for all of Wisconsin.
We look forward to advancing an agenda built upon rebuilding our economy with good, middle-class jobs, restoring worker rights in the public sector, building stronger communities and protecting the rights of all working people.
Together we are stronger. Workers Indivisible.
Happy New Year from the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO!