Saturday, June 18, 2011

Solidarity Pickets With Public Workers Continues!

When Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker launched his attack on the collective bargaining rights, wages & benefits of public workers back in early February, protests erupted across the state. Unfortunately, since then, many of the protests have petered out. But the fight is not over! A recent court ruling has overturned the Governor’s bill stripping public workers of their collective bargaining rights. Also, come November, according to state statute, we’ll be able to start circulating recall petitions to oust Walker.

Here in Superior a determined group of students and labor activists have been holding pickets since mid-February, and are determined to keep at until the recall. For the first several weeks the pickets were daily and held in front of the Univ. of WI – Superior campus. Then for the past several weeks they’ve been twice a week in front of the M & Bank in Superior. Now, starting June 1, the pickets will be held once a week – on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:15pm in front of the Douglas County Courthouse.

Please tell everyone you know about the new time and place for the pickets! We’re hoping by continuing these protests we’ll be able to keep a core of activists together, and to help keep this issue a conversation topic in the public between now and the recall. We can and will defeat this historic attack on workers’ rights!

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! We always have some extra signs on hand, but feel free to make and bring your own! The Douglas County Courthouse is located at the corner of Belknap & Hammand Ave. There is ample parking behind the Government Center, and the #16 bus runs right in front of the Courthouse. We hope to see you there!

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