I know and hope by now all of you are fully aware of what has taken place in the Governor’s Budget Repair bill that is now in the hands of the Republican Legislature.  Needless to say elections have consequences, and we are seeing the result of our worst fears, unfortunately there are and will be some who still just don’t get it.  As a trade unionist I will and do stand with my fellow union brothers and sisters. 

Even if you aren’t a member of a union your services are provided by members, your family members may be and we all are dependent upon the services provided by them, even Homeland Security.

So that it is clear, if this bill is passed, our public sector unions do not have the right to bargain for anything but wages, and those wages are capped at the CPI.

No seniority, No health and safety, No job conditions, simply put NOTHING!! It is as if wages are the only thing this administration thinks a union is about, and we know better.  This is the use of unprecedented power and extremism and there is no other way to put it. 

The Wisconsin Legislature will be voting on a bill that will strip away our right to bargain collectively.  Our jobs and our rights are at stake and we need to tell the legislature that enough is enough; we will not stand by and watch our rights be stripped away. 

Please call our legislative hotline at 1-877-753-5578 to speak to your State Senator and ask them to oppose taking away the rights of bus drivers, teachers, nurses, snowplow drivers, school counselors, health care workers, sanitation workers, corrections officers, sewer and water workers, and all the other hard-working public servants of our state. 

Sheila D. Cochran
Secretary Treasurer/Chief Operating Officer
633 South Hawley Road, Suite 110
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Office 414-771-7070  ext.14
Fax  414-771-0509
Cell 414-530-7080
E-mail Sheila@milwaukeelabor.org