Saturday, October 9, 2010
You need to get involved and make a personal investment in yours and your coworkers’ futures.
Some may have the attitude that they will “just retire if the elections don’t turn out well” – but just keep in mind that some of these politicians are talking about substantial changes – including changes affecting your pension.
Remember – D is for drive; and R is for reverse!!
Authority: Marty Beil
The rally is titled “Moving Wisconsin Forward” and it is to publicly show and talk about our support for quality public services in Wisconsin – strong schools, affordable health care, good jobs and a strong economy, reliable roads and transportation, and the list goes on and on.
The rally is scheduled for Saturday, October 16th, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the State Street entrance to the Capitol.
This is a wonderful way to spend one of the last few beautiful Saturdays of fall with your family. It is important that we all show our support for investing in the public services and infrastructure that keep our state vital. We also need to show some negative minded politicians that there really are people who care about public services and doing what is right for Wisconsin.
Download, view and print the event flyer...
Come on and join us.
Authority: Marty Beil
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
"Few budgetary concepts generate as much unintended confusion and deliberate misinformation as the Social Security trust funds. Political candidates of both parties have accused their opponents of ‘raiding’ the trust funds. Some writers disparage the trust funds as ‘funny money’ or ‘IOUs.’ All these claims are nonsense.
"In fact, the Social Security trust funds are invested in Treasury securities that are every bit as sound as the U.S. government securities held by investors around the globe; investors regard those securities as being among the world’s very safest investments."
View the full report:
Source: Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
Author: Paul N. Van de Water
The Kohler Company in Wisconsin may become the most recent company to install a two-tiered wage system. Kohler is in contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers and is asking that new employees and workers recalled from layoffs be paid at a rate nearly 35 percent less than current workers and not receive health care benefits. The company has also asked union members to accept a five-year wage freeze.
Union Outreach Coordinator
Workers Independant News
From SEPAC: Remember this type of "EMPLOYER" action when you go to the polls on November 2nd. WE NEED WORKER-FRIENDLY ELECTED OFFICIALS!
From: Westfield, Daniel A - DOC
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2010 7:18 PM
To: DOC DL DAI Security Dir
Cc: DOC DL DAI Wardens CO Dir; DOC DL DAI Deputy Wardens
Subject: FW: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office/Wackenhut G4S contract
FYI: Effective Monday October 4 Milwaukee County Transports will be handled by Wackenhut (G4S). A file folder has been developed of pictures of staff.
From: Tricia.Carlson@milwcnty.com [mailto:Tricia.Carlson@milwcnty.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:48 AM
To: Westfield, Daniel A - DOC
Subject: Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office/Wackenhut G4S contract
Please be advised that effective Monday October 4th, 2010, MCSO transportation vans will have 1-MCSO Deputy and 1-G4S Officer. Our goal is provide the best training for all G4S officers, with the hope that this transition will not effect the relationship we have developed with all state institutions and County Jails.
Did you receive all the face sheets for the Transportation Officers from Mr. Grabek?? If not please let me know and I will contact them to forward all info, so that you will be able to inform all institutions regarding this change.
Tricia M. Carlson, Sergeant-Detention Services Bureau
Jail Records/Transportation Sergeant
County Correctional Facility-Central
949 N. 9th St.Milwaukee, WI. 53233
Scott Walker - Bad for Milwaukee County - Horrible for Wisconsin...
Monday, October 4, 2010
AFSCME Local 584 President Gerry Zastrow was fired up about the Wausau Labor Walk on Saturday, September 18th, in part because retiring Congressman Dave Obey and AFL-CIO endorsed 7th Congressional District candidate Julie Lassa showed up to thank volunteers.