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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Statement on Passing of Labor Leader Marty Beil

Oct 2, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) today issued the following statement on the passing of Marty Beil, former Executive Director for over 30 years of the American Federation of State, Municipal and County Employees (AFSCME) Council 24, the Wisconsin State Employees:

“Marty leaves behind a legacy of tireless advocacy on behalf of workers across the state. For over 30 years as the head of AFSCME, Marty embodied the longstanding Wisconsin tradition of fighting for workers’ rights and protections. I will always remember his pivotal leadership and constant presence throughout the weeks of protests following the introduction of Act 10 in 2011. 

“Marty was strong voice for working families in Wisconsin and a firm believer that when we all do better, we all do better. He will be truly missed by the labor community in Wisconsin and my thoughts are with his family at this most difficult time.”