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Help raise the awareness of what is in the Tea Party-version of the state budget.
5pm to 8pm on the following days:
Madison Labor Temple
This week Robert Reich, secretary of labor in the Clinton administration and professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, leads a discussion on what we can do to close the inequality gap as the AFL-CIO continues its crucial conversation about the future of working people and of unions at www.aflcio2013.org.
Tuesday and Wednesday – June 25 & 26, 2013
NOTE: June 25th there will be an all-day training seminar for organizers and labor leaders. The training will be organized by the Labor Combat Organizing College; there is a fee of $65 for everyone who is attending, this will cover the costs of the instructors, lunch and hotel meeting room expenditures. If you are interested please refer to the enclosed informative flyer and registration form and submit it with your payment.
Special Rate: Delegates registering for both sessions will receive a rate of $125.
Budget Attacks on Middle Class Families
Governor Walker’s proposed 2013-2015 Biennial State Budget is now being reviewed by the Legislature. It will cover the fiscal period from July 2013 through June 2015. It is clear that the Governor’s budget leaves Wisconsin’s families behind, doing more for his corporate donors and the wealthy than for the hard-working families of Wisconsin.
Governor Walker’s 2011- 2013 State Budget called for the largest cuts to public education and public services in state history and is still having a deep, devastating impact on the people of Wisconsin who were forced to absorb the cuts in the form of decreased services to their communities. The 2013-2015 State Budget continues to suffocate Wisconsin’s growth potential. Wisconsin currently ranks 42nd in job creation levels among 50 states. It is time for Governor Walker to stop rewarding his campaign financiers and get straight to the work of creating good jobs for Wisconsin.
The following points outline a few of the proposals in the State Budget which threaten the economic security and well-being of working families in Wisconsin. This document will be amended as ongoing analysis of the 2013-2015 budget continues.
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As commonsense immigration reform moves through the U.S. Senate, people and groups on the losing side of the debate are making outrageous claims in bogus studies and TV commercials. Let’s take a minute and revisit some of the facts about immigration reform.
Immigration reform with a path to citizenship and workplace rights doesn’t just benefit aspiring citizens and their families. It's good for all workers. Earlier this year, we published a 10-point checklist showing how all workers will benefit from fixing our broken immigration system. Here are just a few. Read the entire article.Read more >>>
Here's an easy, printable list of Wisconsin Senate and Assembly members along with their contact information Click here
Other Legislative Information
The Wisconsin Legislature link gives you the home pages of Wisconsin's legislators (including e-mail addresses), bill tracking, statutes and constitution, support agencies, general information, and other legislative links.
(Updated: March 30, 2012)
This summary covers some of the major losses for middle income and working class families during the administration of Governor Scott Walker. It details how the public policies promoted by the Walker administration represent a radical departure from Wisconsin values and traditions.
Since June 2011 Wisconsin has lost more jobs than any other state. The two “special sessions on jobs” called by Governor Walker have failed to address this jobs crisis. The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO has developed a Jobs Agenda to Rebuild Wisconsin’s Middle Class. This updated version (click here to view or printout WI Jobs Agenda) calls for specific legislation that will truly help Wisconsin’s working families and it includes the specific bills that have been introduced, along with their co-sponsors.
This report traces the evolution of the American Right over the past few decades. It covers Right Wing ideology, the development of the New Right beginning in the 1960s, its extensive infrastructure and bold strategy. This report also explains how the Right came to successfully exploit single issues and manipulate religious faith to distract and direct middle class and working class voters to support candidates who are a threat to their economic interests. Hopefully, this summary will encourage a broad discussion on how to effectively challenge and defeat the American Right. To view report in PDF format, click here.
Great videos capture the Solidarity that is inspiring a national movement!
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