Jun 6, 2012

Joe Hansen: Wisconsin Working Families Gave Walker the Fight of his Life

A message from UFCW International President and Change to Win Chair Joe Hansen on last night's election results in Wisconsin:

“Scott Walker leaves this recall bruised and weakened. And he will now have a Democratic Senate holding him in check. Walker will try to spin last night’s outcome as an endorsement of his anti-worker policies. Nothing could be further from the truth. In Ohio and now Wisconsin, we’ve seen the great possibilities when ordinary citizens band together to fight for their rights. Collective bargaining is a fundamental right like free speech, not some line item in a budget to be cut. Politicians across the country should take notice that if they attempt to take this right away from workers, they will be in for the fight of their lives. I want to commend the people of Wisconsin for their extraordinary efforts over the last 15 months. I have no doubt that they will finish the job on Scott Walker in 2014.”
UFCW has a long history of fighting for policies and elected officials that reflect the values and priorities of the people who make America work - and that fight will continue undeterred. To learn more about our work in the halls of Congress and at the voting booth, visit UFCWAction.org.


deuddersun said...

Brothers and Sisters, if you are as angry about last nights results as I am, and would like to fight back, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is waging a real world. internet campaign against Swank AV, a company I'm sure many of you are familiar with. If you'd like to give us a hand with this, go to Facebook and friend John D Iatse, then follow the directions and jump in! This campaign is taking place at 50 locations in 24 cities! Solidarity Forever!

Christopher G. Markunas
IATSe, Local #52, NYC

Ghostrider said...

I hate to be the voice of dissent here, but lets face facts. We lost this state TWICE. I am begging my Union brothers and sisters to understand this one important point: Our politics are killing us. Union leaders need to get back to serving the needs of our brothers and sisters in labor and stop being water carriers for the Democratic Party. We're losing efforts like this because 'big labor' is seen as a political branch of the Democratic Party and as such we alienate 40% to 50% of the labor force and our own members. Drop the politics and focus on the workers.