Simply sharing a few readings today: The latest on privatization of care for the disabled from Senator Kathleen Vinehout. —————- From Walker budget removes “Wisconsin” from the UW: “They want the UW System to be a glorified technical school that produces workers for corporations, and not as a source of public good that provides research more »
Walker begging for money is not exactly the newsiest portion of a February 28 New York Times article on “Rich Donors”. For years now Walker has been bee-lining to rich men in Palm Beach, Orange County, New York, and D.C. to play the martyr up against the big, bad unions who made him run through more »
On Saturday labor leaders at the big staged microphone delivered speeches to between 3,000 and 5,000 Wisconsinites about maintaining the long fight to preserving worker rights, workplace safety, and “the middle class” and they called on their members to contact their legislators. Meanwhile, the rank and file in Wisconsin discusses the futility of showing up more »
You can see an album of 32 photos in all from Tuesday’s rally at my flickr account. noise of rain has a write-up on the day’s event entitled, “Right To Work in WI: Sadness & Solace”.
Yes. I am sick to death of it. February 26, 2015 Machinists Union leader alludes to general strike at Wisconsin Capitol rally I’m getting sick and tired of coming to these rallies, singing Kumbaya, and end up getting screwed,” Phil Gruber, Midwest territory general vice president for the Machinists Union, told some 2,000 people attending more »
The open pit iron mine never made economic sense and from day one it’s been clear EPA wasn’t going to approve it. It did, however, serve as a divide and conquer tool for Walker. It got LiUNA and other construction unions to drop their solidarity for public sector union workers and it got all the more »
Yes. He actually said that. “In CPAC Speech, Scott Walker Says He Can Take on ISIS” Feel free to use this here meme.
Maybe I overreact but . . . I saw this new web site where people can register their support for the Wage Theft Bill (what Republicans call the “Right To Work” bill) and the first thing I thought was that this is a place to register forever those who are for and those who are more »
I have some questions for you, reader. But first, I just wanna share these essentials: * The Wage Theft Bill (AKA “Right To Work”) was passed 17 to 15 in the Wisconsin Senate last night. * There’s a noon labor rally in Madison Saturday. It’s hosted by AFL-CIO. Check out the facebook event. It will more »