AFGE Rally in Washington D.C. September 24, 2019 to Demand the Trump Administration Stop Union-Busting & Other Attacks on Federal Workers

Dedicated employees are crucial to successfully executing the mission of our federal government. Every government agency needs employees’ full support and a constructive working relationship with their union if it’s going to fully achieve its goals.

That’s why administrations and congresses for decades have written policies and enacted laws that foster good working relationships between agencies and employee unions.

A collective bargaining agreement is at the heart of the relationship between the employees and the agency.

Employees, through their union, negotiate an agreement that:

  • Sets fair and effective workplace rules and standards to facilitate day-to-day operations.
  • Promotes a safe, more productive workplace that allows employees to do their jobs and serve the American public.
  • Provides an effective mechanism for sharing ideas and articulating employee concerns.
  • Provides a simple, inexpensive, and just means for resolving disputes.
  • Protects employees against unfair treatment, discrimination, and retaliation.
  • Boosts employee morale and prevents high turnover.

But anti-worker politicians have engaged in tactics aimed at wiping out workplace rights and unions. A few examples include:

  • Federal agencies are throwing out current contracts and imposing management directives.
  • They are cutting off union dues deductions after one year or forcing employees to recertify their union membership on a yearly basis using a burdensome and time-consuming process.
  • They are limiting employees’ access to their union by not allowing unions to use agency space for protecting workplace rights even if the union wants to pay for it.
  • They are denying workers their legal right to union representation by taking away almost all representation hours, known as official time, used by union reps to fight unfair treatment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace.

That’s why we are taking to the streets on Sept. 24.

We are fed up with the attacks on our rights, our contracts, and our voice at work! We are rising up for dignity, for fairness, for respect, and for a real voice at work!

Join us at the rally:

When: Noon, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

Where: Capitol Hill below Area 9 (across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court)

For more information about the rally, visit www.afge.org/fedup

Chicago, October 4, 2019: Chicago Teachers Union-SEIU Local 73 Community Art Build

Chicago Teachers Union-SEIU Local 73 Community Art Build

The CTU and SEIU 73 are holding a Community Art Build for public education! We are calling on teachers, students, allies in public education and beyond to create images to be used in the struggle to defend and promote public schools. All the images people create will be displayed and some used on banners, drop banners, parachute banners, screen printed posters, and screen-printed picket signs.

The Art Build is modeled after the recent public education/Red for Ed art builds in Los Angeles (UTLA) and Oakland (OEA). See examples of past art builds at http://artbuildworkers.com/past-builds/.

For more information visit our website at https://www.ctulocal1.org/posts/artbuild/.

Public Ed Schools Not Deportations June 25 2019

Support Striking GM Workers in Wisconsin

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Support Striking GM Workers in Wisconsin

Stand in Solidarity with UAW Local 722

Join the Wisconsin Picket Line

2200 Willis Miller Drive, Hudson

74 members of the United Auto Workers Local 722 are on strike in Hudson, Wisconsin. UAW Local 722 members work at a GM parts distribution center and are on strike together with over 47,000 UAW workers nationwide for a just and equitable contract at General Motors.

GM Workers in Wisconsin and across the country are on strike and are standing up for:

✓ Fair Wages
✓ Affordable Quality Health Care
✓ Our Share of Profits
✓ Job Security
✓ A Defined Path to Permanent Seniority for Temps

Show your support and join in solidarity. Non-perishable items can be dropped off in Hudson, WI at 2200 Willis Miller Drive.

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Milwaukee, September 24 Barrett’s Budget Meeting and October 7 Common Council Joint Public Hearing: Fight For Investment in Our Communities!

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AND: 

SAVE THE DATE, Tuesday, November 12 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at 3500 N. 26th Street join us for a #LiberateMKE Community Celebration. After all of our hard work to build relationships, be intentional, strategize, organize, train, turn out, show up, and more we need to take some time to celebrate the successes of the LiberateMKE campaign. More details to come, but please know we plan to have food, music, and ask that you save the date!

#LiberateMKE
#FreedomToThrive

Milwaukee, September 23, 2019: Movie Screening of ‘The Rape of Ms. Recy Taylor’

Please join St. Stephen the Martyr and Ascension Lutheran Church for the movie The Rape of Recy Taylor. This movie exposes the legacy of physical abuse inflicted upon Black Women. More and more women are speaking up after being assaulted and The Rape of Recy Taylor shines a light on Black Women who spoke up when the danger was greatest. The screening and discussion of the film is Monday September 23rd 6:00 pm at Ascension Lutheran Church 1236 Layton Blvd (27th Street) Milwaukee WI . Hope to see you there!