UAW Local 833 Members Holding the Picket Lines, Need Support

Shuttles departing to 24 hour picket lines from:
UAW Local 833’s Emil Mazey hall
5425 Superior Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53083

Much need monetary contributions and non perishable items can be brought to union hall

An Injury To One Is An Injury To All!



ATU Local 998 stands with striking workers at Kohler. ‪#‎KohlerStrike‬ ‪#‎Solidarity‬

Citizen Action of Wisconsin podcast:

Defeat “Right To Work” in Wisconsin:

Fight for $15 Wisconsin stands with Kohler workers as they fight for a fair contract! ‪#‎Solidarity‬ ‪#‎KohlerStrike‬


Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement stands with the fighting members of UAW Local 833:

  • Sign the petition calling on Kohler to return to the negotiating table, give fair and equal treatment to their employees, and move away from the two-tier wage structure.
  • Join the picket line anytime at the Clock Tower, 444 Highland Drive, Kohler, and stand in solidarity with UAW Local 833.
  • Vehicle Transport. Volunteer to transport Local 833 members and supporters to and from picket locations and the union hall. If you have access to a larger vehicle such as a minivan, a bus etc. call the union hall for time slots where you can help.
  • Call the union hall to see how else you can help: (920) 458-2173.
  • Donate to the UAW Local 833 Strike Fund by mailing a check to:

UAW 833 Kohler Strike Fund
Emil Mazey Hall
5425 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53083


UAW Region 4

Milwaukee, December 5: Citywide Summit to STOP School Takeovers

Join us as we build a long term strategy that both defeats the proposed Takeover of MPS, while also laying the groundwork for a new vision that embraces the successful public community schools model.



STOP THE MPS TAKEOVER!! 6-9-15 — at Story Elementary. [Photo: Joe Brusky]

Mr. Akinyele Omowale Umoja: We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement


The historiography of the southern Civil Rights Movement has long focused on the tactic of non-violence. With only a few notable exceptions, most scholarship locates the use of armed self-defense and other forms of armed resistance in northern cities while temporally, we usually think of these strategies as rising to prominence only later in the movement. Akinyele Omowale Umoja, Professor and Chair of the Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University, tells us this common narrative omits a long and rich history of armed resistance in the southern Black Freedom Struggle. His new book, We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement (New York University Press, 2013), traces the roots of this armed resistance in Mississippi. His book shows black Mississippians had a long tradition of armed self-defense extending well before the iconic Civil Rights campaigns in the state. Moreover, when the movement came, self-defense remained. The book shows armed self-defense co-existed with non-violence–sometimes cooperatively, sometimes uneasily, and often both–throughout the period usually strongly associated with non-violence, such as during Freedom Summer. We Will Shoot Back goes on to examine the growing prominence of armed resistance in the mid to late 1960s. He shows the many different forms armed resistance took. Some of those forms were advocated by small groups or were short-lived, while others were quite successful.

In this episode of the podcast, Umoja discusses how he came to study this topic and his research process, including many oral histories. He also explains the importance of broadening our understanding of Civil Rights activism to include this longer history of armed resistance.

Young Gifted & Black Solidarity With Black Lives Matter Minneapolis

YGB Ferguson To Madison

2-3 white supremacist shot what looks like 5 people last night at Minneapolis 4 prescient protest. The police didn’t give chase, but they ended up closing in and using mace on protesters, telling them “this is what you wanted.” Ambulances were delayed and people were put on 5+ minutes hold when calling for them…sounds like gun shot victims are in stable condition. Some people on the scene were saying the individuals were wearing the same masks the police wear….

This is white terrorism. A black student was jumped at a university in Portland by a group of white people after threats were posted on social media. This is white terrorism.

It’s been past time we take security a bit more seriously, especially since the police aren’t here to protect us. These things will continue to happen as we continue to fight against white supremacy. These things will continue to happen as we have a “news” channel and a presidential candidate that stokes white fear and white nationalism. Don’t be deterred, it means we’re winning. Stay strong in the face of great adversity, salvation will not be denied.

‪#‎Justice4Jamar‬ ‪#‎WeWillwin‬

Feed the Strike! Food Drive for Kohler Workers

2,000 Kohler workers represented by UAW 833 are on strike! Support these working families in their fight for a fair contract by donating food, diapers, baby formula and baby wipes, etc.

Defeat “Right to Work” in Wisconsin led by the United Workers Organization is helping coordinate drop off points for donations to be delivered to the strikers in Kohler regularly. More drop off points will be added to this list soon.

Donation points:

Riverwest Public House Co-operative
815 E Locust St, Milwaukee
Drop box inside the bar (non-perishable items only)

Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association
5130 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bring donations by 4pm Wednesday Nov. 25th, so items can be delivered in time for the holiday.

UAW 833 Emil Mazey Hall
5425 Superior Avenue: Sheboygan, WI
Make out a check to “UAW Local 833” and mail it in, or drop off supplies at the hall.

Other ways to support the strikers:
– Stand on the picket line in Kohler
– Update your cover photo with this event photo
– Set up a donation point at your union hall or community space and deliver supplies to the strike (message us with details)
– Pass a resolution in support of the workers with your local
– Share news and photos on social media