Tell Scott Walker! Emergency Lobby Day and Rally Information

Now is your chance to make you voice heard regarding how Governor Scott Walker wants to take away bargaining rights for state workers.  It’s more than just about state workers.  Here are some steps and other information:

Call 877-753-5578. You will listen to a message regarding the current situation and then you’ll be able to contact your legislator. You can also look up your legislator using this site.

Here are some talking points.

When You Call Your Legislator, Here Are Some Points to Raise

  • The Governor is rushing through radical changes that would take away rights from workers, without making any effort to talk to those workers, much less negotiate a fair agreement with those workers.
  • Before drastically curtailing the negotiating rights of nursing aids, teachers, correctional offices and others, both sides should meet and negotiate in good faith. It is time to seek solutions that are fair to both taxpayers and to those who provide vital public services.
  • Public employees understand the need to do more with less. Most have gone without pay raises while taking unpaid furlough days. Staffing cuts by state and local governments across Wisconsin — and more than 4,000 unfilled state positions — mean employee workloads have gotten heavier.
  • State employees already agreed to more than $100 million in concessions in an overdue contract settlement that the governor scuttled before even taking office.
  • This “budget” proposal is crammed with major policy changes. It would take away the rights of thousands of citizens without giving any time for public input.
  • Please oppose Governor Walker’s radical proposal that will undermine public employee rights.

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If you plan on going to the Lobby Days and rallies in Madison at the state capitol , here is the itinerary:

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
10:00am – Legislative briefings at the Madison Masonic Temple, 301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Madison
11:00am – Lobby Visits Begin
12:00pm – Rally for ALL supporters – State Street Steps to the State Capitol
1:00pm – Lobby Visits Resume

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
10:00am – Legislative briefings at the Madison Masonic Temple, 301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Madison
11:00am – Lobby Visits Begin
12:00pm – Rally for ALL supporters – King Street State Capitol Entrance
1:00pm – Lobby Visits Resume

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If you plan on riding a bus to the location, more information is here.

More contact information is available throughout the state:

Racine – 21st Senate District
AFL-CIO Service Area Organizer: Justin Geiger – 414-745-4177
Racine Labor Hall – 1840 Sycamore Avenue, Racine, WI 54306

Dodge County – 13th Senate District
AFL-CIO Service Area Organizer: Greg Neil – 608-556-9521
IAM 873 – 258 Barstow, Horicon, WI 53032

Richland County – 17th Senate District
AFL-CIO Service Area Organizer: Greg Neil – 608-556-9521
Accents Floral and Coffee Shop, 186 S. Central Ave, Richland Ctr., WI

Eau Claire – 23rd Senate District
AFL-CIO Service Area Organizer: Andy Thompson – 715-456-4113
Eau Claire Labor Temple – 2233 Birch Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703

La Crosse – 32nd Senate District
AFL-CIO Service Area Organizer: Andy Thompson – 715-456-4113
Home of ATU Member Dan Kane – 1113 6th St. S., La Crosse, WI 54601

Green Bay – 2nd Senate District
AFL-CIO Service Area Organizers: Greg Hinds – 920-540-2309 & Scott Wright – 920-450-2121
Green Bay Labor Temple – 1570 Elizabeth Street, Green Bay, WI 54302

Menasha – 19th Senate District
AFL-CIO Service Area Organizers: Greg Hinds – 920-540-2309 & Scott Wright – 920-450-2121
USW District 2 Office – 1244A Midway Rd, Menasha WI 54952

Fond du Lac – 18th Senate District
AFL-CIO Service Area Organizers: Greg Hinds – 920-540-2309 & Scott Wright – 920-450-2121
Fond du Lac Labor Temple – 50 E. Bank Street, Fond du Lac 54935

Sheboygan – 9th Senate District
AFL-CIO Service Area Organizers: Greg Hinds – 920-540-2309 & Scott Wright – 920-450-2121
Sheboygan Labor Temple – 1104 Wisconsin Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081

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Note:  More information will be posted as it becomes available.  Stay tuned.  Make sure to follow the links to get even more information.

1 Comment on "Tell Scott Walker! Emergency Lobby Day and Rally Information"

  1. PLEASE Stop him, vote NO thursday. As working families this will kill us. Stop this bill and let the people be heard. This will hurt our educational system at a time when we need to keep our education system strong.

    PLEASE VOTE NO.

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