Hundreds of people took to the streets on March 28, 2018; to protest in New York City over the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man in Sacramento, California; chanting and carrying signs as they marched from Columbus Circle to Times Square. Police say at least 11 people were detained. It was not immediately clear what charges they could face.
Hosted by Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association
5225 W Vliet, Milwaukee, WI, 5-8 P.M.
We finished our meet and confer session with MPS Administration to find out if they got the message at Thursday night’s (March 22) school board meeting. Hundreds of our members delivered over 3,000 time petitions and loudly demanded more from MPS administration. They aren’t listening!
Rather than listen to educator demands for “Time, Heath, and a Raise,” administration laid out the largest cuts to our healthcare and benefits since Act 10. They also gave a flat “NO” to educator demands for time to better service our students. This means it’s time for educators to take the next step in our plan to win for our students. This district is not broke. We know there are enough good school board members that will use the school district’s resources to help our students. We are resolved to show up and make sure these voices are heard.
On April 10th Administration will officially propose these draconian cuts to the school board. Our members MUST show up and speak out.
We need everyone to wear MTEA green all week, the week after Spring Break.
Hosted by Black and Pink: Milwaukee
814 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee Public Library, 1-3 P.M.
Join Black and Pink Milwaukee as we meet at the Central Library in downtown Milwaukee, in the large Community Room 1, at 1 PM, to write letters of support to queer people held captive in prisons, to read and respond to their letters, and to work toward abolishing the violence of incarceration.
Even if you have never written to anyone incarcerated before or done any kind of mail processing, but are interested in checking out what Black & Pink is all about, you’re welcome to attend!
Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ+ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ+ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.
Location is wheelchair accessible. Event is free. All are welcome.
Link to the dynamic National Conference to Defeat Austerity. This is a link to the afternoon session which featured the International panel. the town hall meeting that followed, and the final session on action proposals and summation. https://tinyurl.com/ydeob6d6
@UWM via Students for Justice in Palestine – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Apartheid is a Crime Against Humanity (UN report: “The weight of the evidence supports beyond a reasonable doubt the proposition that Israel is guilty of imposing an apartheid regime on the Palestinian people, which amounts to the commission of a crime against humanity,” wrote the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in a report it released on March 15.”
SJP-UWM: “events whose aim is to educate people on the nature of the Israeli occupation of Palestine as an apartheid system of oppression and exploitation. We will be hosting three events on the 27th, 28th, and 29th of March. We hope you will join us in exploring these facets, and in fighting for Palestinian human rights.”
Sunday, March 25, 2018
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – After three weeks on strike, 1,400 members of the Communications Workers of America will return to work by Wednesday after reaching a contract agreement with Frontier Communications that protects jobs in West Virginia and Ashburn, Va.
“I could not be more proud of our members,” said Ed Mooney, Vice President of CWA District 2-13. “Going on strike is never easy. But they knew what was at stake for their co-workers and for their communities. Thanks to their strength and unity, our bargaining team has reached an agreement with Frontier that will ensure that they will continue to have good, family supporting jobs.”
Members will be briefed on the agreement and will hold a vote on the proposal in the coming weeks.
During the strike, CWA members received an outpouring of support from community members and legislators, and they were joined by hundreds of supporters at a rally in Charleston on Saturday.
CWA thanks Frontier’s customers for their patience and support during the strike. We look forward to returning to work and addressing the service issues that have arisen over the past few weeks as soon as possible.