Coalition: Raising awareness of Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation system

MADISON– Prominent Wisconsin labor leader President Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the AFL-CIO of Wisconsin and longtime Wisconsin Manufactures & Commerce official James Buchen have both announced their organization’s involvement in the Worker’s Comp Works Coalition during last month’s public hearing of the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council. 

The newly formed coalition represents an incredibly diverse group of individuals, employers, trade associations and policy makers working to protect Wisconsin’s workers compensation system. The coalition’s members represent more than 5,000 Wisconsin employers and more than 750,000 workers in the state. 

“It’s fair to acknowledge that there are members of the coalition that would like to see changes in the worker’s comp system, but they all agree that going through Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council and the agreed upon bill process is the way to make that happen,” said spokesperson Josh Morby.  

With more than 30 new members of legislature, the coalition is working on educating employers, policy makers and influencers about the worker’s comp system, what it is, how it came about, how it works, and why it works so well. 

For more information about the coalition, or to find out how to join, please visit our website