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Help Support Workplace Safety and Health

WisCOSH is an independent, non-profit oganization that works closely with the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO, labor unions, individual workers, and other occupational safety and health groups across North America and around the world.

There are several ways you can help promote safer and healthier workplaces throughout Wisconsin. They include membership, donations and participating in fundraisers.


WisCOSH is the largest, independant, worker based organization in Wisconsin that makes worker safety and health top priority. We are not a government agency. Our strength depends on our members. The greater the membership the more effective WisCOSH can be. The bigger WisCOSH's membership the more clout WisCOSH has when discussing workplace safety and health issues with Wisconsin's elected officals in the state and federal level.

Membership in WisCOSH is a great way to help support workplace safety and health. Membership comes with some great privaleges such as our quarterly newsletter, our yearly Resource Directory and early notification of WisCOSH events.


WisCOSH is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductable. There are several ways to make donations to help support WisCOSH and workplace safety and health in Wisconsin.

Direct Giving

You can make direct donations to WisCOSH. You can make monetary donations, donations of supplies, equipment and materials. WisCOSH can make use of new or like new office equipment and supplies. WisCOSH prints a large amount of handout materials and a donation to cover the costs of such can make a huge difference in what materials we can handout and how offten. Donations of transportation for events is also welcome.

Another method of giving could be to set up a trust or endowment for WisCOSH.

Workplace Giving

There are many valuable organizations that we all want to support and encourage, however, we often find it difficult to come up with the money we'd like to give to them. WisCOSH is a member of Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee, formerly AChoice, and is one of the choices available in the yearly workplace giving campaigns in many workplaces.

Workplace giving is one of the most effective ways to donate to WisCOSH since it allows you to spread out the payment over a whole year rather than trying to come up with the full amount at one time or remembering to write a check every month. It also allows you to give more since it is a smaller amount each pay period but which adds up to more support by the end of the year.

In the past WisCOSH could receive donations through the United Way workplace giving campaigns through the 'Donar Choice' program. Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee is no longer a part of that program. Milwaukee Shares is now running it's own, seperate campaign for workplace giving. Many companies will have presentations by United Way and Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee. Some may only run one or the other. If social, ecconomic and environmental justice issues are a concern of yours and you want your money spent in your community ask your companys Human Resources department to host a campaign with Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee or contact Community Shares directly to find out how you can give to your community.

You can support WisCOSH directly through regular payroll deduction in the fall 2010 workplace-giving programs at the following government offices and private businesses. Look for WisCOSH listed under the Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee umbrella. Please tell your friends who work in these locations that they also can support us through payroll deduction where they work!

Public Sector Combined Giving Campaigns (Govenment Offices and Educational Institutions)
Public Sector Combined CampaignDates of campaign
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)Sept. 1 – Dec. 15
Milwaukee County Combined CampaignSept. 22 – Oct. 17
City of Milwaukee Combined CampaignSept. 23 – Oct. 21
Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)Oct. 14 – Nov. 14
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)Sept. 8 – Oct. 10
Suburban Municipalities & SchoolsSeptember and October
Private Businesses Where Community Shares Is Holding A Campaign
After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Alliance for Children and Families Alverno College Alzheimer’s Association American Red Cross Assurant Health
Aurora Healthcare Beans & Barley Big Brothers, Big Sisters Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Business Journal serving Greater Milw. CH2MHill
Community Advocates Engberg Anderson Architects First Business Bank GE Medical Generation Growth Capital Gordon Flesch Company
Greater Milwaukee Foundation * Hunger Task Force IMPACT Independence First Kaiser Group, Waukesha Legal Action of Wisconsin
M3 Insurance Solutions Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce MRA Milwaukee Achiever Milwaukee Magazine
Milwaukee Repertory Theatre Morgan Stanley Mount Mary College Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee Penfield Children’s Center
Planned Futures Previant Goldberg et al law firm Reilly Penner & Benton Ritz Holman Sattell Johnson Appel The Schroeder Group
Simpson & Deardorff law firm Tate Family Foundation UW Credit Union Veolia Wegner Wells Fargo


WisCOSH holds ocassional fundraising events in order to continue to provide low cost - and whenever possible free - training as well as help and advocacy for workers. Please join us at one or more and show your support for safer and healthier work for all workers.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

WisCOSH is having a fundraising event at the Horny Goat Hideaway for a second time! WisCOSH had such great turnout with such short notice we've been invited back for the upcoming Packers-Lions game. Horny Goat Brewery has generously donated 10% of the day's total sales from 11am to 5pm. Join us for the game and a good time and support WisCOSH's efforts.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tonight WisCOSH will commemmorate 32 years of providing information, training and advocacy to workers and busineasses throughout the state of Wisconsin. WisCOSH will hold a fundraiser dinner and hold a membership meeting including the nomination and election of officers. The members of the WisCOSH Board of Directors comes from it's membership. There will also be an update on

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