AFT Phone Bank

AFT is hosting phone banking to encourage our supporters to contact legislators.

(Looking for information about legislative contacts, phonebanks, or the protests at the Capitol? Scroll down a bit!)

When Scott Walker “dropped the bomb” on us in 2011, our sisters and brothers in the private sector were on the front lines with us from the start. Members from the building trades marched alongside schoolteachers, steelworkers stood shoulder to shoulder with state employees, and communications workers stood with university workers. Even though Walker thought he could divide and conquer us by pitting the public sector against the private sector, we showed him the basic truth of our movement: an injury to one is an injury to all. Now, it’s our turn to stand with our union brothers and sisters in the private sector as they face Walker’s latest attack on Wisconsin’s working families: fast-tracked so-called “right to work” legislation meant to drive down wages for working Wisconsinites and increase profits for Walker’s wealthy donors.

We all know that so-called “right to work” is a lie—everyone already has the right to work where they choose and the right to join a union if they wish to. What this is really about is making it harder for workers to organize themselves and level the playing field with their bosses. Republican leaders are nervous about keeping enough votes in the legislature to pass this bill, which is why it’s being fast-tracked. This means our window for action is open right now: sign the Wisconsin AFL-CIO petition opposing right to work, call your legislator at 1-800-362-9472, and spread the word among your friends and family – please share this action link from the Wisconsin AFL-CIO through Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail. If you’re near Madison or Milwaukee, there are phone banks happening every day between Saturday and Wednesday: see below for details and contact information. And on Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be rallying at noon in Madison at the Capitol alongside our sisters and brothers in the private sector to stand up for union rights.

 

I’ll keep this brief, because there’s a lot to do. Please see below for more detailed information from the Wisconsin AFL-CIO about union activities today through Wednesday. I’ll remain in touch with updates and action alerts throughout the week. Solidarity!

 

Contact your legislator

You can contact your legislators to express your opposition of Right to Work. No matter what side you think your legislator is on, THIS CALL IS IMPORTANT. The legislative hotline is:  1-800-362-9472

- See more at: http://wisaflcio.typepad.com/wisconsin-state-afl-cio-blog/2015/02/rally-to-stop-right-to-work.html

 

Sign the petition

http://act.aflcio.org/c/270/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=9419

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

  • Volunteer for phone banks – 10am to 8pm

◦                     Milwaukee – WI State AFL-CIO HQ – 6333 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213 – Emily Kitchin - 414–745-8343; ekitchin@wisaflcio.org

◦                     Madison – Madison Labor Temple – 1602 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715 – Greg Neil - 608–556-9521; gneil@wisaflcio.org

 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

  • Volunteer for phone banks – Noon to 8pm

◦                     Milwaukee – WI State AFL-CIO HQ – 6333 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213 – Emily Kitchin - 414–745-8343; ekitchin@wisaflcio.org

◦                     Madison – Madison Labor Temple – 1602 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715 – Greg Neil - 608–556-9521; gneil@wisaflcio.org

 

Monday, February 23, 2015

  • Volunteer for phone banks – 10am to 8pm

o  Milwaukee – WI State AFL-CIO HQ – 6333 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213 – Emily Kitchin - 414–745-8343; ekitchin@wisaflcio.org

o  Madison – Madison Labor Temple – 1602 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715 – Greg Neil - 608–556-9521; gneil@wisaflcio.org

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

  • State Capitol Rally – Noon

◦                     Rally will be taking place on the State Street side of the State Capitol Building

  • Volunteer for phone banks – 10am to 8pm

◦                     Milwaukee – WI State AFL-CIO HQ – 6333 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213 – Emily Kitchin - 414–745-8343; ekitchin@wisaflcio.org

◦                     Madison – Madison Labor Temple – 1602 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715 – Greg Neil - 608–556-9521; gneil@wisaflcio.org

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • State Capitol Rally – Noon

◦                     Rally will be taking place on the State Street side of the State Capitol Building

  • Volunteer for phone banks – 10am to 8pm

◦                     Milwaukee – WI State AFL-CIO HQ – 6333 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53213 – Emily Kitchin - 414–745-8343; ekitchin@wisaflcio.org

◦                     Madison – Madison Labor Temple – 1602 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715 – Greg Neil - 608–556-9521; gneil@wisaflcio.org

 

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