All hands on deck! The Milwaukee Common Council was scheduled to review the Milwaukee Jobs Act on March 9th, but has now postponed the hearing indefinitely.
We need you to join Milwaukee workers at City Hall 8:30am-2pm tomorrow, March 9th, for a people’s hearing on the Milwaukee Jobs Act.
When: Friday, March 9, 8:30am – 2pm
Where: Milwaukee City Hall, 200 E Wells St in the rotunda
Support the MKE Jobs Act Day of Action will include a people’s hearing, media conference, and neighborhood canvassing. Milwaukeeans need the Common Council to take bold action to address the joblessness crisis our community.
The MKE Jobs Act will:
Join us for all or some of the actions:
8:30am – Media conference in support of MKE Jobs Act
9:00am – MKE Jobs Act public hearing
noon – Neighborhood canvassing in support of MKE Jobs Act
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-213-7574
The people of Wisconsin are standing up to reclaim their democracy and reclaim Wisconsin for working families. With a historical recall underway, it’s time to put a face to the one million signatures collected and show anti-worker lawmakers that the movement to protect Wisconsin’s middle class is still strong.
The Reclaim Wisconsin Tour is culminating on Friday, March 9th with statewide candlelight vigils to memorialize the loss of collective bargaining rights one year ago and on Saturday, March 10th at the State Capitol in Madison where thousands of Wisconsinites will come together for the Reclaim Wisconsin March to reclaim democracy for working families and stand in solidarity.
Candlelight vigils are happening all over the state on Friday. Find the one nearest you.
SEIU members are encouraged to join SEIU International Pres. Mary Kay Henry as we come together in solidarity on Saturday. SEIU members will assemble and march together at 1pm at the East Washington Avenue intersection on Capitol Square.
Saturday’s pre-rally festivities begin at 1pm with rally speakers taking the stage at 2pm.
FREE buses to and from Madison are available across the state. Find the bus nearest you.
On March 24th, after over two years of fighting, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled to uphold Milwaukee’s paid sick days ordinance, a referendum that passed with nearly 70% of the vote in 2008.
The MMAC was quick to file a lawsuit against the referendum after its passage, but after a long struggle in the circuit court, Court of Appeals and State Supreme Court, the two-year injunction halting its implantation was finally lifted.
The law will provide 120 thousand Milwaukee families who do not receive paid leave from their employer the freedom to take care of themselves or a family member without the threat of job or wage loss.
Community leaders, health care advocates, activists, union members and others gathered at City Hall on March 24th to celebrate the victory and to bring attention to AB41, a bill that just passed in the state legislature, which will prevent all cities and counties in Wisconsin from passing sick leave ordinances.
9to5 National Association of Working Women, the organization behind Paid Sick Days Milwaukee, says the next steps are to work with City Council to implement the law while also fighting AB41 statewide.
For more information visit http://www.9to5.org/local/milwaukee