If Scott Walker assumed he’d have the unwavering backing of his Republican colleagues, he appears to be mistaken.
Updated Friday, March 4 with additional rally info
A look at past and upcoming public worker rallies around the country.
Van Roekel: ‘We will not bow to individuals and special interests who want to dismantle the rights of working people and the stability of middle class families.’
Now more than ever, American workers need to have their voices heard. Workers who exercise their right to organize for better wages and working conditions are more likely to get their fair share of the economic growth they are helping to create. And when workers are rewarded financially for their hard work, the American economy ultimately benefits too.
Denise Wiggins, a custodian at Westlawn Middle School in Huntsville, AL, and a member of the Huntsville Education Association, believes that we should all help others and especially those less fortunate. In order to do that she not only works two jobs to take care of her own family, but also two more jobs to help others. Her giving spirit and actions recently landed her an appearance on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”
In a few weeks, teachers will start a new semester. There’ll be new students and ideas, lesson plans, schedules and all the other pieces that go into making a school year.
Added to their plates, however, will be a serious and growing concern: the demonization in state after state of teachers and other school employees to silence their voices in the debate on how to improve America’s public schools.
Selected Facebook groups and pages from various states that can keep you up to date and tell you how to help when the time comes to take quick, coordinated action.
The U.S. Senate is currently considering education jobs funding that could help save 138,000 educator jobs nationwide. We need you to encourage your Senators to support this important legislation by sharing your personal stories on how layoffs and other funding cuts are affecting you, your local schools, and your community.