Instead of sitting down with union leaders and discuss the budget shortfalls the state is facing, Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker (R) proposes to strangle workers’ rights by eliminating the right for cops, firefighters, teachers, or any other government employee to let their union negotiate their pay and benefits through collective bargaining. That’s not budget negotiations, that’s union busting.
Why is Gov. Walker going after unions in his state? Unions are a major force in this country in voting power. They make sure their own gets out and votes through union canvasses, phone banks and all the other traditional get out the vote activities. They endorse candidates and place tremendous support behind the candidate of their choice. Every candidate on every level courts the unions for their support. Truth be told, Gov. Walker is the one that is busted. Right now, over 30,000 people are rallying at the state capital in Wisconsin for the second day in a row in solidarity with union workers and the good-paying middle class jobs they protect. You can join them. Here’s how to be a part of Democracy for America’s March in Solidarity.
They’re standing up because Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker is on the attack. His proposed state budget attempts to strangle workers’ rights by eliminating the right for cops, firefighters, teachers, or any other government employee to let their union negotiate their pay and benefits through collective bargaining.
To make it clear he’s serious, Gov. Walker has even threatened to call out the National Guard on protesting marchers in an attempt to squash debate and demonize the hard-working Americans standing united in front of the state capital right now. This is only the beginning of the Republican attack on unions and middle class families. Similar attacks on unions are expected by Republican Governors in Ohio and New Jersey very soon with other states to follow.
It’s time for us to stand up — all of us — across America — in solidarity with union workers and the good-paying middle class jobs they protect. Today we start a virtual march nationwide and will deliver the signatures to Democratic leaders in the target states. And when you sign up right now, we’ll send you a “Unions = Jobs” bumper sticker to put on your car, computer, or wherever you can to spread the message that we all stand together. Join The March Now.
Republicans are starting to get scared by the reaction. Even Republican Paul Ryan from WI compared Gov. Walker to deposed Egyptian President Mubarak, when in an interview with Joe Scarborough on “Morning Joe” this morning he said: “It’s like Cairo moved to Madison.”
They never expected American workers would stand united to defeat them, now they’re seeing it happen. If we keep the pressure up and keep growing the number of Americans standing together, we can win this and protect vital middle class jobs. Join The March Now. This isn’t just about unions. This is about good-paying middle class jobs and the America we want to live in.