Milwaukee County Labor Council: Launches Web Site Dedicated To Bettering The Lives Of Working Familes In The Milwaukee Area

MCLC: Dominique Paul Noth, (414) 771-7070
Zeppos & Associates: John Gardner (414) 276-6237

*** to serve as voice of Milwaukee labor community

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee County Labor Council, AFL-CIO (MCLC), today announced the launch of its redesigned Web site, The redesigned Web site will serve as a major source for news and information about issues and events affecting the lives of the Milwaukee community, including the 47,000 workers represented by the MCLC.

“Our new Web site is a testament to the growing role our organization plays for those in the Milwaukee community,” said Sheila Cochran, Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Operating Officer of the MCLC. “The MCLC is dedicated to bettering the lives of working families throughout the community, and the Web site will serve as an active, continually expanding communications tool for visitors to learn more about the Milwaukee labor movement.”

The redesigned Web site features:

+ Up-to-date news stories, features and opinions

+ A detailed look at the MCLC’s officers, member unions and partnerships with community, religious and charitable organizations

+ Information about how people can take action and/or learn more about community events, including a sign-up form for people to receive MCLC e-mail action alerts and/or volunteer for activities and events

+ A calendar highlighting upcoming meetings, rallies and union activities

+ Photo galleries and video segments exploring the diverse roles of unions and their partners

The redesigned Web site, Cochran pointed out, will also remind the Milwaukee community of the great range of workers and industries represented by the MCLC. It will employ the journalistic and professional standards of the Milwaukee Labor Press, the monthly home-delivered newspaper published by the MCLC that now reaches 55,000 households.

The Milwaukee County Labor Council (MCLC) combines the organizing and community power of some 47,000 dues-paying members of more than 135 Milwaukee area locals and parent unions, along with thousands more through its partnerships and alliances. The MCLC was created in the 1950s by the merger of union federations now known as the AFL-CIO. Today, the MCLC brings together the AFL-CIO and Change to Win unions, as well as several other unions, worker and retiree groups, religious, community and progressive organizations. The breadth of the MCLC membership recognizes the importance of solidarity for all workers. The MCLC takes a leading role in charities, legislative work, politics and social action.

The web site was created by the MCLC and Milwaukee Labor Press staffs and constructed by Stark Media.