This is a group for expressing solidarity with the rallies by public workers and their allies in Wisconsin, USA, and for publicizing similar actions against neoliberal austerity everywhere.
Latest Activity: Jun 6, 2012
Group image from Labor Notes article "Wisconsin Labor Jams Capitol To Resist Governor's Attacks", by Howard Ryan. Feb. 16 2011- http://labornotes.org/2011/02/wisconsin-labor-jams-capitol-resist-governor%E2%80%99s-attacks
Here are two websites that provide ongoing coverage from Madison:
And here's a message I was forwarded about ways to support the continued occupation of the Capitol. You can also support the IWW's Madison fund here: http://store.iww.org/madison-donations.html:
THE BATTLE FOR UNIONS IN WISCONSIN
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Folks from outside Wisconsin are contacting me and asking how to help with the battle to save collective bargaining for public employees in Wisconsin. (Additional information on the current status of things here is at the end of this letter.)
YOU CAN PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT
People of generally modest means, including many college students, are continuing the occupation of the Capitol and the daily picketing in resistance to the Governor's plans. Most teachers have had to/have chosen to return to their classrooms, but many other union members remain, people from private sector unions and public unions including police and firefighters. There are many private citizens, often seniors. Those remaining in the capitol and on the picket lines need food, water, transportation, housing. The Wisconsin AFL-CIO is coordinating much of that support. No matter how small, financial support is welcome:
ONLINE: The AFL-CIO is accepting donations online through PayPal or any major credit card. Please go to http://wisaflcio.org /a>http://wisaflcio.org/> for the link.
CHECKS can be made payable to the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Defense Fund, 6333 W. Blue Mound Rd., Milwaukee, WI 53213 (Please indicate the purpose, e.g. "Capitol protests" or "Madison rally", on your check.)
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