Brothers and Sisters,
Wisconsin citizens young and old, union and non-union, came out yesterday to testify against Right to Work legislation. Worker testimony in opposition of the bill dominated the 12 hour hearing. In fact, 8 of the 12 hours were filled only with working people speaking out against the bill – proponents of the bill were hard to find.
Despite an overwhelming outcry from citizens to “kill the bill” or at least slow the process down, the Right to Work bill is expected to go the Assembly floor for a vote this Thursday, March 5. Showing their true colors, Republicans who control the Assembly Labor Committee cowardly refused to even hold a vote in the Committee, instead skirting democracy once again and breaking normal rules sending it straight to the Assembly floor.
Rally Thursday to Oppose Right to Work. Join us at 12:00 p.m. noon on Thursday, March 5, on the State Street side of the Capitol. Click here to RSVP.
Assembly Floor Session on RTW expected at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 5.
Join us as we bear witness to this historic moment in Wisconsin‘s history as Assembly Republicans finish the deal on Right to Work. Be there to witness this travesty of justice and democracy in an attempt to drive down real Wisconsin worker wages. Debate is expected to go around the clock, plan to stay and bear witness.
We’re not giving up the fight. We will continue to make our voices heard and our opposition strong.
Click here to sign our petition to stand against Right to Work.
**Donations can be made to the official Wisconsin Worker Defense Fund. Click here or send checks to: Wisconsin AFL-CIO Worker Defense Fund, 6333 W. Bluemound Rd. Milwaukee, WI, 53213
Stand up for union rights, stand up for safe workplaces, stand up for a strong middle class and a democracy that listens to the people, not the special interests.
Phil Neuenfeldt, President
Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer