Monday, February 28, 2011

UMass to rally in solidarity with public sector workers

A friend called me during a break at work to say she'd seen a flyer for a rally at UMass, and would I put it on the Arise blog?  Well, sure-- got to keep that solidarity growing.  I don't know if we're quite ready to "get it" in the U.S., but I do know that without more voices, more solidarity and more organizing, too many people will continue to act against their best interests.

My daughter posted a joke on Facebook this morning and now I've seen it everywhere, and even posted it myself; so one more time, because it really explains (almost) everything.: 

A public union employee, a tea party activist, and a CEO are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it. The CEO takes 11 of the cookies, turns to the tea partier and says, "Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie."

RALLY! Starting at 11:45am
Wednesday, March 2nd
In front of the Student Union - UMass

An injury to one is an injury to all!

Governor Walker of Wisconsin has filed a bill which he claims will balance the budget. The true motive is to crush the unions in Wisconsin by ending their right to collectively bargain. Similar union-busting bills are being considered in Indiana, Ohio and elsewhere.

The people of Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana are fighting back! We need to stand with them in solidarity. They are on the front lines of a concerted attack on the public sector all across the country.

Working class living standards across America have been under attack for over 30 years; it's time to draw a line in the sand.

Right here on our campus we see a steady disinvestment by the state in public higher education, the mortgaging of students' futures through enormous debt, and hundreds of workers who still labor without union protection.

Rally for workers rights! Defend the public sector! Join the Fight-back! Print Friendly and PDF

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