Northwoods worker center receives affiliation
Wisconsin AFL-CIO has granted affiliation to the Northern Wisconsin Center for Working People (NWCWP). Staffs from the AFL-CIO and Marathon Labor Council were in Rhinelander recently to present NWCWP board members and President Jackie Cody with a certificate.
“The affiliation builds unity and strength to promote and enforce the rights of working people,” said NWCWP President Jackie Cody. “The AFL-CIO believes all workers deserve fair treatment, respect and a voice at work, regardless of how they are classified by employers or regarded by labor law. It is our belief also.”
The AFL-CIO partnership with workers centers has been ongoing for nearly 10 years. The Worker Center focuses on labor standards, laws and regulations as well as helping workers gain a voice in society. According to Cody, workers accessing the Northern WI Center for Working People are mostly female.
“The AFL-CIO is currently conducting research on the work life of women across all occupations,” she explained. “The Northern WI Center for Working People is encouraging all working women in this area to take part in the National Survey of Working Women at go.aflcio.org/workingwomen.”
NWCWP opened its doors about a year ago. The office is located inside the ArtStart building on Stevens Street in Rhinelander.