Wisconsin to join 100-city fight for living wage and union rights Thursday Dec. 5

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Wisconsinites:
Still got some piss ‘n’ vinegar coursing through your veins?
Is your blood boiling enough after watching our Martyr in Chief Scott Walker traipse around the country to lie about how his “reforms” are making Wisconsin just a ducky place to live?

Well, Thursday December 5th presents you with a healthy opportunity to vent that frustration and show solidarity with frontline low wage service workers – some of whom will be literally striking that day.

This is an action taking place across 100 cities in the United States. In Wisconsin we have at least 6 sites.

RSVP HERE

Follow Wisconsin Jobs Now tweets HERE.

When: Thursday December 5
Where:
Green Bay Area
La Crosse
Madison
Milwaukee
Stevens Point
Wausau

Why:
Basically, workers want to have a minimum wage higher than $7.25/hour and they want to be able to form unions without retaliation.

Copy-pasted from the Wisconsin Jobs Now web site
“One year after the first strike hit the $200 billion fast-food industry, local workers are going to walk off their jobs Thursday, joining a 100-city strike wave. Workers in Madison and Wausau also plan strikes, in addition to planned solidarity protest in La Crosse, Green Bay, and Stevens Point.

The national strike comes on the heels of strikes here on May 15, August 1, as well as a nationwide strike on August 29.

Milwaukee strikers are among those leading the national movement of low-wage workers standing up for higher wages and a better future for their families and communities. Workers are fighting for $15 an hour and the right to form a union without retaliation.

Workers across the country will go on strike in every region of the continental United States on Thursday and will be joined by supporters rallying in an additional 100 cities, as the movement continues to grow.

In the Milwaukee area, there are 18,250 frontline fast-food workers. One-third of working Milwaukeeans earn poverty wages.

Our country’s fastest growing jobs are also the lowest paid, slowing the recovery and hurting our local economy. While the fast-food industry is making record profits, its workers are forced to rely on public assistance – to the tune of 7 billion taxpayer dollars each year ($166 million in Wisconsin) – just to afford the basics.

They’re fired up and their not going to take it anymore.”

Image credit: WisconsinJobsNow

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