March 20, 2023
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Wisconsin Building Trades Council Endorses Janet Protasiewicz for Supreme Court

Madison — Today, the Wisconsin Building Trades Council (WBTC), announced the endorsement of Janet Protasiewicz for Wisconsin Supreme Court. The WBTC’s 17 member crafts represent more than 40,000 voices of working men and women from all building and construction trades in Wisconsin.

“Wisconsinites deserve a fair and impartial Supreme Court, and Judge Janet Protasiewicz will restore that balance,” said Emily Pritzkow, WBTC Executive Director. “Judge Protasiewicz has seen first-hand the value of union rights in a workplace, and we have full confidence in her dedication to defending dignity, safety, and a voice for Wisconsin’s workers. She will not pander to the special interests that want to undermine justice for all in Wisconsin.”

About WBTC

The Wisconsin Building Trades Council was founded in 2018 to carry on the proud traditions of its member unions, many of which have been working for workers’ rights for over 130 years. Today, WBTC supports and furthers the efforts of 17 different craft member organizations in the building trades, with over 40,000 members overall. All are working together to:

  • Ensure and increase the number of Wisconsin jobs that support Wisconsin communities
  • Increase investment in building, energy, water, and transportation infrastructure
  • Ensure fair and prevailing wages and workplace safety protections for all workers on all Wisconsin construction projects
  • Develop Wisconsin’s current and future workforce through high-quality, accessible union apprenticeship programs and continuing education opportunities
  • Support initiatives that improve diversity and inclusion in the construction industry
  • Support and advocate for responsible bidder ordinances and other actions or efforts that protect fair wages, workers, and surrounding communities

Member Unions

  • Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers District Council of Wisconsin
  • International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
  • International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers Local 18
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers Union 107
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 200
  • International Union of Elevator Constructors
  • International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 7
  • Ironworkers District Council of North Central States
  • North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ Local 599 and 633
  • Wisconsin Laborers’ District Council
  • The Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association
  • United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, & Allied Workers