Working families hit the streets across Wisconsin Saturday with Labor 2018 door to door canvass and phone banks. Union members are talking with voters about the issues that matter most: fairer wages, better benefits, paid time off, a secure retirement and respect for the inherent value and dignity of work.
Micah MacArthur, a member of Plumbers Union Local 75, was ready to hit the streets in Racine to remind union members to support politicians that support worker rights. MacArthur was at a rally and canvass with first Congressional District and Ironworker Local 8 member Randy Bryce at the Racine Labor Temple.
“It is important for union members to get involved because we’ve been getting our rights attacked by politicians,” explained MacArthur. “It’s important to stand up and support those who will support our rights and also to support our union brothers and sisters when they run for office. Randy Bryce is a union brother, we have to support our own.”
Dennis Delie, newly elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO kicked off the union veterans rally and canvass in Racine.
“There is an awakening of working families across Wisconsin that are saying enough is enough,” said Delie. “This is our opportunity and time to make change, provided we do the work and get out there to make it happen. We do the work for candidates who stand up for social justice, stand up for the right to collectively bargain, the right to affordable healthcare and sustainable wages.”
Randy Bryce stopped by the canvass to thank volunteers for their time getting out the vote and educating voters.
“Politicians currently in office have turned Wisconsin into an anti-worker test lab,” said Bryce. “But we are energized, we are organized, we are taking that outrage and turning it into energy to build activism and build our unions.”
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