The annual Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Community Services Conference will be held March 30, 31, and April 01 at the Madison Concourse Hotel. The conference will begin with a plenary session at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday , March 30. Registration will open that morning at 10:00 a.m.
This annual event promises excitement, education, and motivation - an agenda filled with workshops and keynote/political speakers! We would like to encourage ALL affiliates to send at least one participant to the conference.
This conference really is a call to action - with the hope that the education and information provided will allow participants to become more involved in both the labor movement and also within their communities. The AFL-CIO Labor Engagement program is about "making the community a better place in which to live, work, raise a family, and retire." It is about mobilizing Union members - through local unions and central labor councils - to address workplace and social justice issues. By building strong partnerships with other community and faith organizations, more can be achieved.
Over the three days, conference attendees will hear from the President and the Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. Updates will be given on a number of Labor initiatives, the upcoming spring elections , and strategies for 2017 and beyond. We are living in unprecedented times - with lots of uncertainty. There is much work to be done, to make Wisconsin better for all working families, and this is an excellent opportunity to hear first hand about plans for the upcoming year. And we will have hospitality both Thursday and Friday evening, to allow for all to have the chance to meet other Union activists from across the state.