UE Workers at Aramark in La Crosse Walk Out July 31, 2017


United Electrical Workers (UE)

100% of union members walked out of Aramark La Crosse today in opposition to management’s latest contract proposals.

We are demanding higher wages, paid sick days, and no new wage tiers.

When workers are united and willing to fight, anything is possible.

WALKOUT IN WISCONSIN. Members of UE Local 1121 walked off the job for 45 minutes this morning at Aramark in La Crosse. The job action — the first work stoppage in the local’s more than 20 year history — had 100% participation. Workers are fed up with the way the company has been stalling negotiations and its terrible proposals. They’ve been working without a contract, and today’s work stoppage was to demand that, when the union and company meet again on Wednesday, the company put a decent proposal on the table that can lead to a settlement. The members are demanding wage increases, paid sick days, and saying “no” to the company’s proposal for a third wage tier.

United Electrical Workers (UE)

UE Aramark July 31 2017


Roanoke, VA, August 6, 2017: Defend The Hope Center Potluck & Letter Writing

Hosted by Black Lives Matter – Roanoke VA

Hope for the community
Roanoke Peoples’ Power Network

If you question what you can do to make things better in #Roanoke or how we can build community and peoples’ power, now’s the time to step up. #DefendTheHopeCenter

1. Write a letter of support for #TheHopeCenter

2. Respectfully call the property manager and give positive testimonies of why The Hope Center is amazing and VITAL to the NW community and 11th St. specifically, and that the lease should be renewed

3. JOIN US for a potluck and letter-writing event @ The Hope Center on Sunday (8.6.17) from 1-4pm

* We will have some burgers and hot dogs
** Please bring a side dish and post what you’re bringing!

Defend the Hope Center August 2017

Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast July 29, 2017


Listen to the Sat. July 29, 2017 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the stampede at South Africa’s FNB stadium which has killed two people; an article in the Global Times reports on the role of Chinese Non-Governmental Organizations on the African continent; the migration crisis from Africa to Europe has prompted calls for a more militarized response in the Mediterranean; and the political unrest in Libya continues amid efforts by France and Italy to halt internal strife and human trafficking. In the second hour we will review the developments surrounding the recently-held South African Communist Party 14th National Congress which took place earlier this month. A media briefing featuring SACP leaders and the political report of Secretary General Dr. Blade Nzimande is rebroadcast.


Lessons from the Detroit July 1967 Rebellion and Prospects for Social Transformation –Part III & IV


By Abayomi Azikiwe

Coalition building and the need for a united front against national oppression and class exploitation

Note: This third section of the report examines the days, weeks and months following the Detroit Rebellion of July 23-27, 1967 where working and middle class people in the city took different approaches on how to proceed. The report reviews the formation of broad-based coalitions and the approach of the ruling class towards various interests within the African American community from the proletarian radicals and revolutionaries to the more mainstream Civil Rights organizations and small business interests seeking to establish a stronger economic base. From the neighborhoods, schools and workplaces there was the desire to move quickly in order to ensure a qualitative advancement in the struggle for African American liberation.

Solidarity with the Kenosha Education Association!



Kenosha Education Association

Dear KEA Members:

Early this morning (July 28, 2017), a fire started in the Kenosha Education Association office building causing extensive damage. We are thankful no one was in the building at the time of the fire.

At this time, the official cause of the fire is still under investigation. We are not going to speculate why or how it happened. We will continue to provide updates as we have them.

There will be a meeting for Kenosha Education Association members at UAW Local 72. Please check your emails and Facebook for more information regarding this meeting. We thank the UAW for extending their support and space.

As we move forward, it’s important to remember our union is much more than a building. Our work is not lost. This year we have proven that the KEA can rise up out of the ashes and we are going to do it again.

We will continue to grow a more powerful union, working together to protect the rights of public school students and educators. We are confident we can continue to offer our trainings and programs planned for local educators.

We will use this time together to discuss how we can ensure the important work we do as a union every day continues and answer any questions members may have.


Kenosha Education Association

Milwaukee, September 4, 2017: LaborFest

Hosted by Milwaukee Area Labor Council

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come celebrate Labor Day with those who created it: organized workers at the festival built with volunteers and donations. #LABORFESTMKE

Starting with a parade at Carl Zeidler Square Wisconsin Union Memorial in Downtown Milwaukee featuring union affiliates, partners and allies. at 11 am, the festival opens at noon at the Summerfest grounds with free entertainment all day long for the kids and family.

Classic Car show
Entertainment Shows for Children
Grappling (Wrestling)
Live Music
Food and Beverages available for purchase
Raffle tickets to win CASH PRIZES. Grand prize is a Brand New Harley-Davidson motorcycle union-made in MILWAUKEE!

For Local Unions to download paperwork for this event go to https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B46cALakqnsKa1dlVXdaVXphd2M

We hope to see you Monday, September 4 as we celebrate our national DAY OFF together. And, if you think of it, please bring a pair of NEW SOCKS for those in need for our SOCK DRIVE for local charities and MPS schools.

The Milwaukee Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO