Sunday, February 13, 2011

Labor To Stand In Solidarity

From the inbox, which shows it isn't just the government workers that see the problem with Walker's tyrannical and despotic move:

Labor to Stand in Solidarity: “An Attack on the Freedom of One 
American is an Attack on the Freedom of All Americans”

-- Private and public union leaders, workers in solidarity against radical scheme to deny rights to Wisconsin nurses, teachers, EMTs and other trusted public service providers --

( Madison, WI) – On Monday, February 14 at 11:00 AM leaders from both private and public unions will stand in solidarity against a radical proposal to deny nurses, teachers, EMTs and other trusted public employees the freedom to collectively bargain. Labor leaders will point out that a proposal denying rights of workers – which is being rammed through the legislature this week – will not create a single job and will do nothing to address the state’s budget challenges.

Expected private and public union leaders include: Michael Bolton, Executive Director, United Steel Workers District 2, Lyle Balistreri, President, Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council, Eric Cobb, Executive Director, South Central Wisconsin Building & Construction Trades Conference, Mark Hoffmann, Chair, Wisconsin State Building Trades Conference, Marty Beil, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 24, John Jorgensen, Business Manager, Painters & Allied Trades, District Council 7, Russ Krings, Director, International Association of Machinists, District 10, Candice Owley, President, Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, Jim Koeberl, Wisconsin Legislative Coordinator, United Auto Workers, Region 4, Danny McGowan, Legislative Liaison, Teamsters Joint Council 39.

WHAT:          Private and public worker leaders stand in solidarity against efforts to deny rights to Wisconsin nurses, teachers, EMTs and other public workers

WHO:             Private and public union leaders

WHEN:           11:00 AM CT

WHERE:        Concourse Hotel    Senate Room     One West Dayton Street, Madison

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