Union members and community supporters gathered at the Wisconsin Capitol to rally against a law that would drive down wages and endanger worker safetyMore
Scores of AFT-Wisconsin members joined thousands of union members and community supporters at the state Capitol earlier this week to rally against Governor Scott Walker's latest attack on working Wisconsinites. As the fight against so-called "right to work" continues, we'll be rallying at the Capitol again on Saturday, Feb. 28. Join us on the State St. side of the Capitol square at noon to stand up for workers' rights! Buses will be leaving from across Wisconsin on Saturday morning - click "more" for a full schedule.
Scores of AFT-Wisconsin members joined the thousands of Wisconsinites that converged on the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 24, to protest legislation designed to weaken private sector unions. (Be sure to check out our post on what you can do to stop so-called "right to work" legislation!) And while union members and community supporters rallied outside, many more were making their voices heard inside the Capitol, registering their opposition to the bill, offering testimony about why it's wrong for Wisconsin, and holding a Solidarity Singalong in the rotunda.
So-called "right to work" legislation meant to attack private sector union workers is being fast-tracked through the Wisconsin Legislature this week. Our sisters and brothers in the private sector stood shoulder to shoulder with us when Scott Walker attacked us in 2011; now it's our turn to show that we remain united. Here are five things you can do to take action:
National media are paying close attention to Scott Walker's outrageous attacks on the University of Wisconsin System. Walker is facing close scrutiny as he attempts to pay for tax breaks for his wealthy donors by cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from the UW System, with in-depth articles in both the New York Times and the Washington Post in recent days.
Allain Daigle, a member of the Milwaukee Graduate Assistants' Association, created this moving short film in response to attempts by the UW-Milwaukee administration to stifle protest and political discussion on campus.
Public recognition comes rarely for school support personnel, but back-to-school season last fall provided a windfall of publicity for school bus drivers, bus attendants and cafeteria workers in southwestern Florida.