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Wisconsin's Nurses and Health Professionals Endorse Mary Burke for Governor

Wisconsin's Nurses and Health Professionals Endorse Mary Burke for Governor
 

Milwaukee, Wis. – On this National Nurses’ Day, the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (WFNHP) is proud to announce its endorsement of Mary Burke for Governor. Ms. Burke has a strong commitment to making quality health care available to all Wisconsinites and is clearly on the side of working families, especially working women. “Nurses understand that the policies set by the Governor of the state directly impact the health care of our citizens and the quality of working conditions for all frontline care givers,” stated WFNHP President Candice Owley, RN.

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Rest In Peace Former Milwaukee County Executive F. Thomas Ament

Milwaukee, WI--The Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals was deeply saddend to hear of the death of former Milwaukee County Executive F. Thomas Ament.

"Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with the Ament family, said Candice Owley, RN, WFNHP president. "Our organiztion had a long standing working relationship with Tom Ament during his decade-long leadership of Milwaukee County. Ament was a major force in the creation of the Milwaukee County Regional Medical Center which had provided quality care for thousands of people in our community. He should be remembered for his decades of admirable public service. Rest in Peace, Tom Ament."

 

 

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WFNHP Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act

Milwaukee--June 27, 2012--Statement of Candice Owley, R.N., president of WFNHP:
"The decision that the ACA is constitutional is a tremendous victory for Wisconsin families. The ruling not only supports the constitutionality of the Act, but it also allows the building of a better, fairer healthcare system to move forward. Today's ruling provides peace of mind for Wisconsin families because it ensures that hard working families will get the health coverage they deserve and will be protected against the worst forms of insurance abuse..."  Read the entire statement.

 

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International Unions Choose Wisconsin to Begin Work on Global Campaign

Worldwide unions launch campaign for the common good

--Quality Public Services—Action Now!
Milwaukee, WI--At the request of the Public Services International, the Council of Global Unions, which includes both private and public sector global unions and the International Trade Union Confederation, have picked Wisconsin as one of the global sites to launch a campaign to protect public services.
Quality Public Services–Action Now! aims to advance public services for all people through unprecedented coordinated solidarity action across borders. Candice Owley, board member of Public Services International and president of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, American Federation of Teachers, explained that, "unions worldwide are working with a wide range of allies to build sustainable economies that benefit all people–not just a select few. We welcome the launch of this campaign and are honored that Wisconsin will be a pilot location for the project.”

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Statement by Randi Weingarten, AFT President, on Judge's Decision Striking Down Anti-Collective Bargaining Law

Dane County (Wisconsin) Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi struck down the Wisconsin law that eliminated most public employee collective bargaining, ruling lawmakers violated the state's open records and open meeting laws.

WASHINGTON--This decision repudiates Gov. Scott Walker's blatant power grab. It demonstrates yet again that Wisconsin's Republican lawmakers used indefensible tactics when they pushed through controversial anti-democratic and anti-worker legislation in the dead of night without any deference to public input or transparency.

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AFT Statement on Gov. Walker's Assault on Workers' Freedoms

AFT President, Randi Weingarten, issued a statement today stating: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and state Senate Republicans last night trampled the democratic process and blatantly disregarded the public will. In an apparent violation of the state’s open meeting laws, the Republican state senators have revealed themselves as people who will say or do anything, and use any tactic necessary, to pass their extreme agenda that attacks working families who are already struggling. Their actions are both reprehensible and cowardly. Read the full statement...

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Labor History in Schools Bill Passes State Legislature

For nearly 20 years, unionists in Wisconsin have been trying to make the teaching of labor history in the schools a reality. Finally, a state law which would make that happen passed. On Tuesday, October 27, the State Senate passed AB172, which calls for the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to include the history of organized labor and the collective bargaining process in the state's model academic standards for our schools.

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