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Solidarity with Wisconsin Workers


Solidarity with Wisconsin Workers

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.

Members: 36
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:

The Wisconsin Protest Wave

Defend Wisconsin


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:




 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.)

 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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Comment by Aaron Stark on March 5, 2011 at 14:56
Lee Sustar asks "How Can We Defeat Scott Walker?" http://socialistworker.org/2011/03/04/how-can-we-defeat-walker
Comment by kevin mcnamara on March 4, 2011 at 22:19
WI workers have shown that they are willing to sacrifice not surrender.
Comment by Doug Cage on March 1, 2011 at 5:29
A CEO, a Tea Party guy and a Union guy sit at a table with 12 cookies on a plate. The CEO grabs 11 cookies, scarfs them down and turns to the Tea Partyer and says "That Union guy wants some of your cookie."
Comment by Aaron Stark on February 27, 2011 at 15:04
Good analysis from an activist with Solidarity USA: http://www.solidarity-us.org/current/node/3175 .
Comment by Aaron Stark on February 26, 2011 at 23:05
Live stream of Saturday's AFL-CIO (?) rally inside the Capitol building in Madison: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/afl-cio-2010-rally
Comment by Marian Swerdlow on February 26, 2011 at 22:57
Around three thousand at New York City Hall at midday today in solidarity.  It was organized by MoveOn.com, with the theme "Save the American Dream."  Lots of union rank and file, pro-union supporters and students were there.
Comment by Aaron Stark on February 26, 2011 at 22:20
Around 1000 trade unionists and supporters braved the cold at Michigan's capitol in Lansing to express solidarity with Wisconsin and to oppose Gov. Snyder's draconian cuts to education and public services.
Comment by WIIU on February 25, 2011 at 4:56
Workers' International Industrial Union stands in solidarity with the heroic workers of the mid-west. Solidarity Forever!
Comment by kevin mcnamara on February 23, 2011 at 22:34
went to candellight solidarity rally in sacramento. good stuff!
Comment by Brian Ross Ashley on February 23, 2011 at 21:37
Right on, Doug!

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