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A Milwaukee Father and Son on How Union Work Changed Their Lives

05 Oct 2023

“The word union has been so taboo for so long, and he’s [Biden] on national TV saying the word ‘union,’” Levar Wilson Sr. said. “America was built on union labor, union work. Every union member benefits from the fact that he uses that specific word.”

Levar Wilson Sr. knows what a union can provide.

The 45-year-old Milwaukee resident has spent the past 22 years working in the skilled trades, working his way up from being a paid apprentice to a union glazier installing aluminum, glass, mirrors, doors, and handrails in buildings—“basically anything that had to do with glass on a commercial level.”


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