School for Workers is excited to continue our live stream interview series, Labor Forward Forum. The forum is a free, online series held on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Each month, a School for Workers faculty member will interview advocates of the labor/worker movement to highlight their important work, celebrate their progress, and learn from their unique experiences.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at noon we are welcoming Pam Fendt, President of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council. This event is free, but pre-registration is required to receive the webinar link.
About Pam Fendt, President of Milwaukee Area Labor Council
Pam Fendt has worked for the Great Lakes Region Organizing Committee of Laborers’ International Union of North America since 2010. She is the third-term President and delegate to the Milwaukee Area Labor Council. She is also delegate to the Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council for Laborers Union Local 113. Her key accomplishments include helping Laborers’ organizers in their work to bring new people and companies into the union, working with the organizers committee members at statewide Building Trades meetings, and becoming the MALC president in 2017. She serves as Labor Representative on Employ Milwaukee (the area workforce development board) and on the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County Board of Directors and Executive Board.
The Milwaukee County Labor Council was founded in 1959- celebrating 60 years in 2019. Today, they are one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and the heart of the labor movement fulfilling their mission to organize for economic and social justice in the workplace and community. Milwaukee has always been a union town, born from a proud industrial past. Standing strong, together, for better working conditions is a necessity.