In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of union members and their community have rallied in Madison, Wisconsin and dozens of other cities across the nation to express support for public workers, education, public services and to protect all workers’ rights to collective bargaining. Make no mistake, what is happening in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa and many other states is not about balancing budgets — the economic crisis was caused by Wall Street greed — not middle class worker’s wages.
Last month, Iowa Governor Branstad’s very first act after being sworn in as Governor was to revoke Project Labor Agreements — a severe blow to both the Building Trades and to the taxpayers’ rights to fair, safe contracts on public projects. His next move was to reduce voting rights. Then, in the Iowa House last week, they passed HF 525 — a Wisconsin-style bill that would gut collective bargaining rights for public workers. They’ve also proposed legislation that would cut education funding in order to give huge tax breaks to corporations and the wealthy.
We’ll see you Saturday, March 19, 2011
at VanderVeer Park, Davenport, Iowa
from 11:00—11:30 a.m.
We’ll Assemble at 11:30 we’ll march around VanderVeer Park at 12:30. There will be a Rally with Keynote Speakers.
Let’s stand together to protect collectively bargaining rights and protect the Middle Class!