MILWAUKEE — Well-respected Milwaukee-based labor and employment attorney Sara Geenen announced today she has earned the endorsements of a dozen labor organizations in her campaign for Court of Appeals Judge in District 1. 

“At a time when many Wisconsin citizens are losing faith in the judicial system, the United Steelworkers are proud to endorse a candidate who is looking to restore fairness and integrity to the Court of Appeals,” said USW District 7 Director Michael R. Millsap. “Sara Geenen’s commitment to fight for an impartial, fair, and accessible court system is key to providing stability and protection for Wisconsin’s citizens, as each and every decision handed down affects those living in the state.”

“I grew up in a blue collar, pro-labor family,” said Geenen. “My father has been a member of the USW since he turned 18, and both of my grandfathers were union members for 50+ years. I spent time on picket lines and countless hours in union halls throughout my childhood as I watched, participated in, and learned from their activity in action.

“The labor movement is and always has been a big part of who I am,” continued Geenen “It shaped who I’ve become as a person, mother, wife, and attorney. This background and the working-person’s values I picked up along the way are the reason I am running for Wisconsin Court of Appeals in District 1, and I am honored to have earned so much union support.”

The following labor organizations have endorsed Sara Geenen for Court of Appeals Judge:

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers District Council of Wisconsin

Heat and Frost Insulators Local 19

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 10
International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Local 18

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139

NorthEast Wisconsin Building & Construction Trades Council

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Local 599

UAW Wisconsin State CAP Council

United Steelworkers DIstrict 7

Wisconsin Laborers’ District Council

A growing list of Sara’s endorsements can be found on the web at The election for District 1 (Milwaukee County) will take place April 4, 2023. More information about Sara and the campaign can be found at and @geenenformke on social media.


Sara Geenen has built a litigation-heavy practice over the last 15 years, representing workers and local and international labor organizations in wage and hour and discrimination matters, collective bargaining, labor and contract disputes and rights enforcement, arbitration, and as creditors in bankruptcy or receivership cases. Geenen regularly presents on labor and employment law topics throughout the country.

Born and raised in Kaukauna, Geenen earned her BA from UW-Madison and her JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She lives on Milwaukee’s East Side with her husband Jason Gehring, who also works as an attorney, their three sons, and two dogs.

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