On March 30th, a federal court ruled that parts of Act 10, Gov. Walker’s union-busting law, were unconstitutional under the U.S. constitution. While this shows that Gov. Walker disregarded U.S. law when attempting to crush public sector unions, it does not fully restore the rights of public employees on the job. The fight to reclaim Wisconsin by recalling Scott Walker continues.
Here is what the federal court ruled:
Judge William Conley immediately stopped the state from enforcing the absolute majority requirement in union elections and set a deadline of May 31 to return automatic dues deduction from all members of public employee unions who so choose.
While this is a step in the right direction, there is still much work to be done to ensure that all working families have the right to collectively bargain. We must stand together until justice is restored to all Wisconsin workers.
(Wisconsin State AFL-CIO)
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