Take Action to Protect Frontline Workers Wisconsin AFL-CIO
Posted On: Jan 28, 2021

Take Action to Protect Frontline Workers

On Tuesday, January 26, Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate passed a Joint Resolution to terminate our state’s public health emergency and end the mask mandate. This dangerous resolution puts frontline workers at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus at work.

Rather than work with Governor Evers to keep Wisconsinites safe, Republicans are once again letting partisan politics hinder our state’s ability to fight this deadly virus.

The joint resolution will be voted on by the Assembly. If passed by both houses, the joint resolution will go into effect. It does not go to Governor Evers for approval or veto.

Click here to send a message to legislators urging them to protect workers and vote no on Joint Resolution (SJR 3 / AJR 4) to end Wisconsin’s mask mandate.

2020_UMB_7If you’re a health care worker, click here to send a letter calling on the WI Assembly to vote to keep the mask mandate in place and keep our essential workers safe.

Partisan politics has paralyzed our pandemic response. For over nine months, Wisconsin Republicans in the legislative majority have failed to pass a single piece of COVID-19 legislation as Wisconsin families deal with sickness, loss of loved ones, and economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead of passing commonsense COVID-19 initiatives to slow the spread and support working families during this unprecedented time, Republicans are choosing to prioritize a dangerous joint resolution to overturn our statewide mask initiative and end Wisconsin’s public health emergency.

Urge your legislators to vote no on this Joint Resolution (SJR 3 / AJR 4) that risks the health of our frontline workers.

Healthcare workers, use this link.

We call on the Wisconsin legislature to put aside all partisan distractions and work with Governor Evers to tackle COVID-19, support our unemployed, and get real relief to Wisconsin families weathering the ongoing health and economic crises.

01/26/2021

Joint Resolution to Overturn Wisconsin’s Mask Mandate Puts Frontline Workers at Risk

IMG_4699Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, released the following statement as the Senate debates a joint resolution to end Wisconsin’s public health emergency and overturn the mask mandate issued by Governor Tony Evers:

“Partisan politics has paralyzed our pandemic response. For over nine months, Wisconsin Republicans in the legislative majority have failed to pass a single piece of COVID-19 legislation as Wisconsin families deal with sickness, loss of loved ones, and economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Instead of passing commonsense COVID-19 initiatives to slow the spread and support working families during this unprecedented time, Republicans are choosing to prioritize a dangerous joint resolution to overturn our statewide mask initiative and end Wisconsin’s public health emergency. This resolution puts frontline workers at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus at work.

Rather than work with Governor Evers to keep Wisconsinites safe, Republicans are once again letting partisan politics hinder our state’s ability to fight this deadly virus.

We call on the Wisconsin legislature to put aside all partisan distractions and work with Governor Evers to tackle COVID-19, support our unemployed, and get real relief to Wisconsin families weathering the ongoing health and economic crises.”


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