Tag Archive for collective bargaining

Let’s Sway Responsibly


This past year, I have been a frequent participant in the Solidarity Sing Along protests held every weekday in or just outside the Wisconsin Capitol. One of the songs we sing is “Bring Back Wisconsin to Me”, sung to the tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”, with new lyrics by Lou and Peter more »

100,000 Welcome the Dem14 Home in Madison, Wisconsin

I’m going to say 100,000. I see reports of “over 85,000” but as I saw no helicopters flying overhead, meaning we had no professional estimates, the evaluation by someone who’s been to every single historic Saturday labor rally in Madison, Wisconsin is good as any. I spent the day at Madison, Wisconsin’s largest rally yesterday. more »

Wisconsin reacts: Protest, Recall, Strike, Boycott.

Video of last night’s GOP kill of workers’ rights Backup link to video. And here is an audio link – the video will likely be removed at some point Representative Peter Barca is the man interrupting and saying the law for meetings has been violated. Wisconsin GOP Senate members later said they were in “Special more »

WEAC President Mary Bell on Senate Vote

Posted: 3/9/2011 7:37:36 PM Tonight, Senate and Assembly Republicans pushed forward an extreme power grab with an unconscionable maneuver that split collective bargaining off from the fiscal items in the budget repair bill – rigging an 18-to-1 vote in the Senate. The Assembly will vote tomorrow. The following can be attributed to WEAC President Mary more »

The Public Stands Their Ground. A “Filibuster” of Testimony Continues Until 3AM Wednesday in Wisconsin

Update: Just got word that the informal portion of this hearing continues now-11:22AM Wednesday. Which means Democratic legislators are still listening to constituents in a marathon that is over 24 hours long. Right now, 1:00AM Central Standard Time, a hearing room in Wisconsin’s Capitol Building remains packed and testimony rolls on. [I’m watching online: http://www.wiseye.org/] This more »

Students and Staff Filled Wisconsin’s Capitol Monday

The voices of University of Wisconsin staff members, students and community members shouting “Kill this bill” reverberated through the Capitol rotunda Monday as nearly 1,100 protesters marched down State Street to the governor’s office door. The event, organized by the Teaching Assistants’ Association, included handing off thousands of valentines reading “I heart UW, Governor Walker, more »

Wisconsin Responds to Governor Scott Walker’s attack on public employees and worker rights

Wednesday February 16 SEIU lists buses leaving from 17 Wisconsin locations for the Capitol 10 a.m. Legislative Briefings at Masonic Temple, 301 Wisconsin Ave, Madison 11 a.m. Lobby Visits, State Capitol Noon Rally on Capitol Square Tuesday – State Street Capitol Steps Wednesday – King St. Capitol Entrance 1 p.m. Resume Lobby Visits, State Capitol more »

Ohio bill gives clues as to what Scott Walker has in store for Wisconsin unions

[Here’s a LINK to the Wisconsin union-busting bill Scott Walker unveiled.] Friday February 11th Governor Scott Walker will drop a bomb on public sector employees in this formerly blue state: “Gov. Scott Walker told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Thursday that he will propose removing nearly all public employee collective bargaining rights to more »