Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin legislature are attempting to strip public unions, including University of Wisconsin faculty, of their collective bargaining rights. The University of Wisconsin faculty won the right to unionize as recently as 2009. Wisconsin is being viewed by many as a testing ground for devastating anti-union legislation, which is being considered in at least 10 other states. Stopping this and similar legislation will require a nationwide show of solidarity.
- To make a public statement supporting the Wisconsin unions and faculty, wear University of Wisconsin red and white this Thursday (February 24).
- Sign NEA’s online petition at http://www.educationvotes.nea.org/2011/02/18/sign-national-petition-to-support-educators-workers-rights/
- Attend rallies planned in Pennsylvania:
Scranton – Wednesday, February 23. 12:00pm, Lackawanna Court House
Philadelphia – Thursday, February 24. 11:30am-2:30pm. Tom Paine Plaza, in front of the MSB, across from City Hall
Pittsburgh – Thursday, February 24. 12:00pm. USW Headquarters
For more information visit: http://www.jwjblog.org/2011/02/worker-solidarity-rallies-planned/
- Join APSCUF-KU XCHANGE blog’s ‘We are all Badgers now!’ virtual campaign. You can view the blog at http://kuxchange.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/xchange-virtual-solidarity-in-support-of-wisconsin-workers/
Stand with your colleagues in Wisconsin and say NO to union busting!