On Monday morning at the Oneida Casino and Convention Center in Green Bay, we will kick off the 26th Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Biennial Convention with remarks by Sen. Russ Feingold. Over the course of the three day gathering, delegates will hear from a variety of state and national leaders as they discuss the future of the labor movement and the immediate need for job creation.
On Tuesday, Sept. 28th, convention delegates representing every affiliated union in Wisconsin will elect our executive board and secretary-treasurer, as well as a new president to succeed retiring working family advocate and activist David Newby. Newby took office in 1994, and his extensive legacy includes vocal opposition to flawed trade policies such as NAFTA and the WTO, improved labor history education in Wisconsin public schools, and significant contributions to the national health care struggle.
All non-voting guests must stop by the registration table to receive a visitor’s pass. Some proceedings will be limited to voting delegates only.
Here are just some of the featured convention speakers:
MONDAY, SEPT. 27th
Sen. Russ Feingold
Rep. Steve Kagen
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President David Newby
Andy Gussert, National Director of the Citizens Trade Campaign
Scott Paul, Exec. Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing
State Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson
University of Illinois Communications Professor Robert McChesney
Fred Myers of the Union Sportsmen Alliance with Al Shea, Dep. Secretary, Department of Natural Resources
TUESDAY, SEPT. 28th
Damon Silvers, Policy Director & Special Counsel for the national AFL-CIO
National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
Milwaukee Mayor and AFL-CIO endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett
National AFL-CIO Political Director Karen Ackerman