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The VT Republican Party has invited Wisconsin’s former Governor, Scott Walker, to speak at a fundraiser with some VIPs shelling out $1,000 a plate. Our own Governor, Phil Scott, plans to be there to welcome him. Here’s why you should join the picket called by AFSCME, Vermont’s unions, and progressive organizations.
Walker is a Paid Agent of the 1 Percent. Billionaires Charles and David Koch and their pro-business front groups poured millions of dollars into Walker’s Gubernatorial campaigns in Wisconsin.
Walker Busted Unions. As Governor of Wisconsin, he enacted a law that stripped public sector unions of their right to collective bargaining and blocked private sector unions from collecting agency fees from workers they represent.
Walker Attacked Programs for Workers. He prevented any increase in the minimum wage, rolled back enforcement of equal pay protections, purged thousands of Wisconsinites from the state’s Badgercare health insurance program, and implemented massive tax cuts for the wealthy.
Walker Privatized Public Education. He carried out the largest per student K-12 education cuts in the nation and redirected public funds towards private charter schools.
Walker also opposes a woman’s right to control her body, is against efforts to reduce racial discrimination and to guarantee equal rights for all, and opposes proactive common sense environmental policies.
Unite to Stop the Anti-Union Right!
We must not let the Vermont GOP use Walker’s visit to import this reactionary agenda into our state. To endorse the picket and find out more information, contact AFSCME-VT Union Rep Dave Van Deusen at email@example.com.
You can also get updates on the Vermont AFL-CIO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vtworkers/
All out to picket Scott Walker on May 30th and advance progressive pro-Union solutions that put working class people above profit!
As of 5/16/19 Picket Endorsed By: Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO, Vermont Building Trades Council AFL-CIO, Green Mountain Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, AFSCME Local 490 (Bennington County), AFSCME Local 1201 (Rutland & Addison Counties), AFSCME Local 1343 (Chittenden & Franklin Counties), AFSCME Local 1369 (Washington County), AFSCME Local 1674 (Howard Center), AFSCME Local 2413 (Northeast Kingdom), AFSCME Local 3797 (Windsor County), AFSCME Local 3977 (Lamoille County Mental Health), AFSCME Local 4802 (VT Home Healthcare), IBEW Local 300, Laborers’ International Union of North America (VT), The Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 2 VT/NY, Iron Workers Local 7, Roofers & Waterproofers Local 241 VT/NY, USW Local 4, AFT-Vermont, United Academics at UVM, APWU-Vermont, UFCW Local 1459, Operating Engineers Local 98 VT/NH, Vermont State Employees’ Association, VSEA Chittenden County Chapter, VSEA Central Vermont Chapter, Staff Alliance at VSEA, Vermont-NEA, Vermont National Staff Organization at NEA, UE Local 255, Vermont Workers Center, Vermont Labor United, Vermont Woman’s March, Rights And Democracy, 350 Vermont, Vermont Sierra Club, Vermonters For A New Economy, Green Mountain John Brown Gun Club, Peace & Justice Center, LBGTQIA Alliance of Vermont, Vermont Progressive Party, Burlington Progressive Party, Vermont House of Representatives Progressive Party Caucus, Vermont Liberty Union Party, Vermont Democratic Party, Burlington Democratic Party.