COME TO OLYMPIA ON APRIL 8 AT NOON FOR LABOR'S WE ARE ONE - PUT PEOPLE FIRST MARCH AND RALLY.
The cynical attempt to destroy the American middle class in Wisconsin and elsewhere is having reverberations across the country. Working people from Ohio to Indiana to Idaho are fighting back.
In Washington State, Union members, including dozens of Teamsters, have attended solidarity rallies at the State Capitol in Olympia.
The stakes of this fight are high as political renegades like Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin and their corporate cronies attempt to strip working people of their hard-earned wages, benefits, and right to bargain collectively.
Washingtonians understand that a shift in the political landscape in our state could have a similarly devastating impact on our fundamental rights as workers.
There are many ways you can get involved and join the labor movement that has been reignited by our brothers and sisters in Wisconsin. It starts by getting organized and getting involved.
Today, Teamsters General President James Hoffa issued this statement:
“March 9, 2011 will go down in history as a tragic day for democracy and for the American Worker. Last night’s actions prove what we’ve said all along.
Scott Walker couldn’t win an honest debate through the legislative process or in the court of public opinion. He lied to carry out the extremist agenda of the CEO billionaires he carries water for and the Senate Republican leadership used illegal and undemocratic methods to do it. From now on, ‘Wisconsin Republican’ will be a term synonymous with ‘political criminal.’
They may have won this battle using unethical means, but we will win the war. There are far more teachers, nurses, firefighters, police officers and truck drivers in Wisconsin than there are CEOs and billionaires. When recall day comes, Scott Walker and the rest of these traitors to the middle class will be thrown out of office.
Walker lit a fire in Madison that has spread across the country, not just with union members but with everyone who depends on someone else to sign their paycheck. Our fight has just begun.”