Day 3 of UTLA Strike January 16, 2019! Solidarity From Wisconsin!

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Across Los Angeles students are joining picket lines with their teachers. Here at Hamilton high school you can see the picketline full of students who are supporting this strike for the schools LA students deserve.#UTLAStrong #LAUSDStrong

#WeAreLA #redFored #StopStarvingOurPublicSchool #allin4respect #StopTheBillionairePrivatizers #kidsfirst #wearepublicschools #ArmMeWith #schoolslastudentsdeserve #LAUSD #HandsOffOurSchools #TeacherStrike
#StudentsDeserve #StudentsnotSuspects #union #Teacher

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Look who joined us this morning on the picketline, Steven Van Zandt. Fighting for the heart of public education, fighting for our students, fighting for the schools our students deserve. #LAUSDStrike #UTLAStrong

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Day 2 of Strike, January 15, 2019, Tens of Thousands of Educators, Students and Supporters Take To The Streets Of Los Angeles During UTLA Strike

Milwaukee, January 17, 2019: MTEA Call to Action: SPB Committee Meeting

MTEA Call to Action: SPB Committee Meeting

5225 W Vliet, Milwaukee, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.

This Thursday, January 17, let’s pack the MPS Central Office auditorium as the School Board’s Strategic Planning & Budget (SPB) Committee takes up budget parameters, including raises and benefit changes.

WEAR GREEN and come show your support for a fair budget that respects students and educators.

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People’s united struggle routs fascists in Madison, where counter-protestors demand jobs and education, not hate

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Counter-protestors hold up signs in Madison, Wisconsin, on January 12.

Over 200 protestors from multiple labor and community organizations gathered outside the Wisconsin state capitol in Madison on January 12 to confront about 30 members of the fascist militia grouping The Three Percent United Patriots and the right-wing propaganda entity The Free Men Report. Members from multiple socialist tendencies, including the Communist Workers League, confronted the racist scum.

Earlier this month, the International Socialist Organization – Madison called the counterprotest in response to the fascists’ plans for their recruitment and consolidation rally and in swift order organizations such as the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the Chicago Solidarity Center, In Defense Of Our Lives, the Latin American Solidarity Committee-Milwaukee, the Detroit-based Moratorium Now Coalition and MECAWI, Thee Fond du Lac Underclass and the Wisconsin Bail Out the People Movement endorsed the counterprotest.

With only days to organize the counterprotest, members of the peoples’ organizations met for two well-attended organizing meetings, distributed and posted thousands of leaflets, created and shared social media posts and engaged in other outreach that made clear the workers and oppressed of Wisconsin need jobs, education and other needs fulfilled, not racist hate.

The evening before the counterprotest, dozens of peoples’ organizers met at the Labor Temple in Madison for work and orientation sessions. The Labor Temple houses numerous union and community organizations, contains fabulous murals of workers struggles and is generally imbued with the class struggle history of working and oppressed peoples….

Jobs and education, not racist hate!

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Solidarity With Canadian Union Of Postal Workers!

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In late 2018, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers went on strike, fighting for a new contract that would reduce workplace injuries, end forced overtime, and gain pay equity for women workers. On November 27th, the Canadian government forced postal workers back to work, defying Canada’s Charter of Human Rights. As the Canadian postal workers and their domestic and other international allies fight back, members of the American Postal Workers Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers are rallying today at 12:30 p.m.

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ATU members at DASH organize in wake of activist’s firing

This past November, workers in Alexandria’s DASH bus system voted overwhelmingly to join the ATU. Last week, however, the company fired LaTonya Robinson, “probably our best leader during the organizing drive,” reports ATU Field Mobilization Specialist John Ertl. “They got her on two technical infractions of very broadly-written work rules,” Ertl says, noting that “This is a crisis for us as we are just about to enter bargaining, and the company is hoping that her termination may have a chilling effect on the workforce.” Reinstatement of Robinson is now one of the union’s key goals, along with continuing to expose DASH’s anti-union activities (click here to see ATU’s Chris Townsend’s remarks at last week’s DASH Board meeting). Meanwhile, Robinson’s coworkers at DASH haven’t taken her firing sitting down, circulating a petition demanding her reinstatement. “If management thinks this is going to stop us from organizing, they’re wrong because it’s had nothing but the opposite effect,” declared fellow DASH driver and union activist Tyler Boos.

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photo: ATU Local 689 activists and DASH drivers