Milwaukee, March 19: No Confidence, Christopher Manney Appeal Hearing

UPDATE: Appeal hearing continues Monday, March 23 at the Central Library’s Centennial Hall Auditorium (733 N 8th Street) and begins at 1:30 p.m. See Coalition For Justice for more information: https://www.facebook.com/justicefordontre
Calling All Concerned Community Members:Dontre Hamilton was shot 14 times in Red Arrow Park on April 30, 2014 by Milwaukee police officer Christopher Manney. Manny was subsequently fired from the force; however, not for the murder of Dontre, but for violating Hamilton’s constitutional rights by performing an out of policy pat down. The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is directly responsible for hearing the appeal of Christopher Manney. We are asking that everyone come out on March 19th to hear this case. This could be a turning point in our city, and we want our city government officials feel our presence. Please join us for this hearing. Space is limited so please get there early. If you have any questions please email us at TheCoalitionForJustice@gmail.com or give us a call at 414.375.9330._____________________________________________
From the FPC:The Christopher Manney disciplinary appeal hearing has been scheduled to start on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. until approximately 9:00 p.m. If needed, the hearing will continue on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. until approximately 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday, March 21, 2015, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until approximately 6:00 p.m.The hearing will be conducted at the City of Milwaukee Municipal Court, Branch 1, located at 951 N. James Lovell Street in Milwaukee. The hearing is open to the public. Because there is limited seating in the courtroom, a live audiovisual feed will be streamed into the Municipal Court lobby and on City Channel 25.

Pack Statewide Budget Hearings & Listening Sessions to Oppose 2015-17 Austerity Budget Proposals

From AFSCME, http://www.wiafscme.org/:

The legislature’s budget committee will be holding four hearings only. Here’s the schedule:

March 18 – Brillion High School, Endries Performing Arts Center, W1101 County Road HR, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

March 20 – Milwaukee, Alverno College, Pitman Theatre, 3400 South 43rd St., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

March 23 – Rice Lake, UW-Barron County, Fine Arts Theatre, 1800 College Drive, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

March 26 – Reedsburg, CAL Center Auditorium, 1100 S. Albert Ave., 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The above hearings give you a chance to speak directly to the committee members who will be making most of the budget decisions for the legislature.
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More listening sessions are being added all the time, but here are the ones we know about as of today:

March 19 – Wisconsin Rapids, Common Council Chambers, 444 Grand Ave.. 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

March 21 – Rhinelander, Nicolet Technical College, 5364 College Dr., Room 207, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

March 21 – Wausau, UW Marathon, 518 S. Seventh Ave., Room 100, Noon – 4 p.m.

March 24 – Green Bay, location and time to be determined

March 28 – Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road, Meeting room, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

March 28 – Platteville City Hall, Council Chamber, 75 N. Bonson St., Noon – 4 p.m.

March 30 – Oshkosh, UW-Oshkosh, location to be determined, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

March 31 – Dodgeville Council Chambers, 100 E. Fountain St., 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

April 11 – Eau Claire, UW-Eau Claire, Centennial Hall, 1698 Park Ave., Room 1614, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

There are so many serious problems with the 2015-17 state budget proposal. For a top ten list, click here.

Feb. 28, 2015 state capitol in Madison [http://jennapope.com/]

Feb. 28, 2015 state capitol in Madison [http://jennapope.com/]

 

Madison, March 19: #BlackLivesMatter: Mayor Debate

Time to call truth to power, time to call for accountability from our elected officials. Mayor Paul Soglin and Ald. Scott Resnick will debate each other March 19 at the Barrymore Theater, 2090 Atwood Ave.We must demand what answers they will have about Madison policing methods, about our disproportionate arrest rates, about the current growing wealth gap between Blacks and whites in Madison. We must demand that they do not double down on past solutions that are band-aids to the radical problem of institutional racism in this city. Come to this debate to ask the hard questions of how each candidate will address Madison, Wi leading the Nation in racial disparities.Come join YGB in letting the voices of the community be heard. We demand answers and real solutions.
Rise Up! Justice4tony merges with Coalition For Justice and WisconsinJobsNow on a National Day of Action to fight social injustice. Young, Gifted and Black Coalition brought everyone together at Department of Corrections to shut down major throughway E. Washington Ave before marching to the Governors Mansion [Photo: Leslie Amsterdam]

Rise Up! On March 11, 2015 in Madison, Justice4tony merges with Coalition For Justice and WisconsinJobsNow on a National Day of Action to fight social injustice. Young, Gifted and Black Coalition brought everyone together at Department of Corrections to shut down major throughway E. Washington Ave before marching to various fast food low-wage restaurants and the Governors Mansion [Photo: Leslie Amsterdam]

Washington D.C., March 18-21: Spring Rising: An Anti-War Intervention

http://SpringRising.org

“Spring Rising” is four days of creative resistance; theater, teach-ins; rallies and marches marking the anniversary of the United States’ “shock and awe” attack on Iraq and its invasion and occupation in a completely illegitimate, immoral war.  Together we will use this time to oppose the plans and calls for growing military intervention.

Spring_Rising

Tell Burger King to Pay Keena What She’s Owed!

PETITION: http://tinyurl.com/mwhvxgw

In December 2014, after a year and a half working at Burger King for $7.25 an hour, Madison worker Keena was offered a promotion to shift manager with a pay raise to $8.50.

She agreed and took on the extra duties. Despite that, she was never given the raise she earned.

Burger King owes Keena $240 dollars for wages promised but not paid.
Not only that, the store manager who stood up to corporate and said she should be paid was fired. Please sign this petition to tell Burger King to pay the money they owe Keena, and to let them know that they won’t get away with wage theft.
Keena

Madison, April 2: March/State-wide Day-of-Action

UW Schools will be holding a variety of events and demonstrations across the state in opposition to the UW System budget cuts, and some schools will likely be traveling to Madison to stage a large-scale rally in unity with other organizations.

This is a community event–EVERYBODY’S INVITED!! Please spread the word and invite your friends, co-workers, and family. Wisconsin communities everywhere need to stand up for their UW System.

support workers signNC_Student_Power

Green Bay, March 26-28: WI AFL-CIO Community Services Conference

http://wisaflcio.typepad.com/

The annual Community Services Conference will be held March 26, 27, and 28 in Green Bay at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.  The Community Services Conference is a call to action — with the hope that education and information provided will allow participants to become more involved in both the labor movement and also within their communities. The AFL-CIO Community Services program is about “making the community a better place in which to live, work, raise a family and retire.”  It is about mobilizing union members through their local unions and central labor councils to address workplace ans social justice issues.  By building strong partnerships with community and faith organizations, more can be achieved.

The WI STATE AFL-CIO COMMUNITY SERVICES CONFERENCE is an excellent place to receive some education, do some networking, and get new ideas for strengthening solidarity in our workplaces and the greater community.

The conference is scheduled for March 26, 27, and 28 in Green Bay at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.  The room block expires next Wednesday, the 18th, so hurry now to get your reservations made and your registration forms in.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Protesters demanding an end to right-to-work-for-less legislation and other austerity in Madison Feb. 28, 2015 [Photo: Joe Brusky]

Protesters demanding an end to right-to-work-for-less legislation and other austerity in Madison Feb. 28, 2015 [Photo: Joe Brusky]