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(MADISON) — Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, issued the following statement following Governor Tony Evers’ first State of the State Address:

“Gov. Evers’ first State of the State delivers for working families by laying out a vision to rebuild our middle class by prioritizing the health and well-being of working people,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO. “After eight long years, it’s refreshing to hear a Governor put forth a plan to create jobs and help working people get ahead. By investing in our roads and infrastructure, our neighborhood schools and services, expanding Medicaid, and ensuring safe drinking water by funding the replacement of lead water services to keep our families safe — much of which is done by skilled union trades men and women who care deeply about the health of our water systems — we can get our state back on track.”

“We look forward to working with Gov. Evers as he continues the momentum for working families and builds on his Day 1 Executive Orders to treat every worker with dignity and respect while fostering a collaborative work environment. Wisconsin works best when unions are strong. By ensuring the freedom to collectively bargain together as a team, unions raise living standards, enhance workplace safety and build stronger, thriving communities.”

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