Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Feingold Says No To Potential Run For Governor - www.nbc26.com

Feingold Says No To Potential Run For Governor - www.nbc26.com

Wisconsin Governor Faces More Heat - ABC News

Wisconsin Governor Faces More Heat - ABC News

Why it’s important to recall Kleefisch too

Why it’s important to recall Kleefisch too

First arrest made in John Doe investigation - JSOnline

First arrest made in John Doe investigation - JSOnline

Scott Walker Recall Volunteers Say They Have Proof Of Intimidation By Opponents

Scott Walker Recall Volunteers Say They Have Proof Of Intimidation By Opponents

Thousands turn out to support Manitowoc Cranes union on strike; Union leaders blame Walker’s attack on public workers for attack on private union | Dane101

Wisconsin State Employees Union Executive Director Marty Beil’s brief speech included a message to Walker: “We’ll kick your ass.”

Thousands turn out to support Manitowoc Cranes union on strike; Union leaders blame Walker’s attack on public workers for attack on private union Dane101

Plain Talk: Walker brings unions together

“Some unions never talked — carpenters wouldn’t talk to laborers — there were skirmishes with each other,” Beil said.

Then, thanks to the actions of Walker, they realized just how fragile their rights and democracy really are, he added.

Plain Talk: Walker brings unions together

Capitol Report: ACLU sues over state's voter ID law

Capitol Report: ACLU sues over state's voter ID law

Don't blame government workers' pensions – USATODAY.com

Don't blame government workers' pensions – USATODAY.com

Wisconsin's Recall-New Governor Candidate Emerging - CNN iReport

Wisconsin's Recall-New Governor Candidate Emerging - CNN iReport

Monday, December 12, 2011

John Nichols: Walker and Kochs vs. voting

John Nichols: Walker and Kochs vs. voting

Guard vacancies blamed for prison attacks | abc7chicago.com

Wisconsin State Employees Union spokesman Marty Beil says inmates understand that longtime correctional officers are leaving and less experienced guards are taking their place. Beil says the prison becomes a difficult place to work when you combine that with low morale and job vacancies.

Guard vacancies blamed for prison attacks abc7chicago.com

The Capitol is not Walker’s private palace

The Capitol is not Walker’s private palace

Catching up: Democrats to launch effort on voting rights

Catching up: Democrats to launch effort on voting rights

State plans ad campaign to educate voters about new ID law

State plans ad campaign to educate voters about new ID law

Milwaukee-based group wants Jauch recalled | Superior Telegram | Superior, Wisconsin

Milwaukee-based group wants Jauch recalled Superior Telegram Superior, Wisconsin

Paperwork filed to oust Sen. Jauch, 1st Dem targeted in new recall round

Paperwork filed to oust Sen. Jauch, 1st Dem targeted in new recall round

Thursday, December 8, 2011

PolitiFact Wisconsin | Gov. Scott Walker says recall organizers began effort even before he took office

Gov. Walker once again "pegs" the FALSE rating of the PolitiFact Meter.

PolitiFact Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says recall organizers began effort even before he took office

Senator plans run for governor

Senator plans run for governor

New Wisconsin Capitol access policies raise First Amendment concerns - Isthmus | The Daily Page

New Wisconsin Capitol access policies raise First Amendment concerns - Isthmus The Daily Page

Capitol Report: Protest permit policy likely headed for court

Capitol Report: Protest permit policy likely headed for court

One Wisconsin Now: Watchdog or attack dog? | WisconsinWatch.org

One Wisconsin Now: Watchdog or attack dog? WisconsinWatch.org

Recall efforts take over social media, Web | Green Bay Press Gazette | greenbaypressgazette.com

Recall efforts take over social media, Web Green Bay Press Gazette greenbaypressgazette.com

"Bill takes Capitol control away from governor" by Latest News -- GazetteXtra

"Bill takes Capitol control away from governor" by Latest News -- GazetteXtra

Investment chief : WI weathering economic tumult well

Investment chief : WI weathering economic tumult well

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

AFSCME votes to endorse Obama for reelection - 44 - The Washington Post

AFSCME votes to endorse Obama for reelection - 44 - The Washington Post

Public gets chance to speak out on Capitol access - JSOnline

Public gets chance to speak out on Capitol access - JSOnline

Kenosha Teacher Expresses Regret Over Walker Ad Involvement - Politics News Story - WISN Milwaukee

Kenosha Teacher Expresses Regret Over Walker Ad Involvement - Politics News Story - WISN Milwaukee

More Public Sector Workers Are Retiring - NYTimes.com

“You start to feel like, ‘What will they do next?’ ” said Bob McLinn, 63, a labor union president who left his job with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in March, earlier than he planned, after political leaders pressed to cut benefits and collective bargaining rights for workers.

More Public Sector Workers Are Retiring - NYTimes.com

Rotunda regulars resist rules

Rotunda regulars resist rules

Editorial: Payroll tax cuts must be extended | Appleton Post Crescent | postcrescent.com

Editorial: Payroll tax cuts must be extended Appleton Post Crescent postcrescent.com

"GOVERNOR - GO FOR IT, TIM! What about a bi-partisan TICKET with Dale Schultz?" by We the People -- GazetteXtra

"GOVERNOR - GO FOR IT, TIM! What about a bi-partisan TICKET with Dale Schultz?" by We the People -- GazetteXtra

MADISON: Wis. justice says he has colon illness

MADISON: Wis. justice says he has colon illness

Five mail processing centers closing in Wisconsin

Five mail processing centers closing in Wisconsin

Extend the tax holiday; charge the millionaires - JSOnline

Extend the tax holiday; charge the millionaires - JSOnline

Survey: NE Wisconsin residents have more confidence in Republicans | The Oshkosh Northwestern | thenorthwestern.com

Survey: NE Wisconsin residents have more confidence in Republicans The Oshkosh Northwestern thenorthwestern.com

Referendum on unions sought

If voters send a message to the legislators, will the legislators listen?

Referendum on unions sought

The Badger Herald: Cullen prepares for possible recall run

SEPAC Note: As of this date AFSCME remains committed to obtaining the needed signatures to force the recall of Scott Walker. AFSCME has not placed any effort in identifying any challenger to Scott Walker.

The Badger Herald: Cullen prepares for possible recall run

Bill requires candidates to declare party support

Bill requires candidates to declare party support

Monday, December 5, 2011

WisPolitics.com: Gudex Campaign: Gudex to explore run for state Senate

WisPolitics.com: Gudex Campaign: Gudex to explore run for state Senate

Green Bay Packers Players Hit Gov. Scott Walker, Sign Letter Supporting Collective Bargaining

Green Bay Packers Players Hit Gov. Scott Walker, Sign Letter Supporting Collective Bargaining

FAQs on the recall process - JSOnline

FAQs on the recall process - JSOnline

Cullen says he would run for governor in recall election -- GazetteXtra

Cullen says he would run for governor in recall election -- GazetteXtra

Local republicans support Gov. Walker with rally

Thank you to everyone who counter-protested this rally, armed with recall petitions.

Local republicans support Gov. Walker with rally

PolitiFact Wisconsin | Wis. Gov. Scott Walker says the St. Norbert College poll has been repeatedly wrong

Scott Walker caught lying, again, by PolitiFact.

PolitiFact Wisconsin Wis. Gov. Scott Walker says the St. Norbert College poll has been repeatedly wrong

The Wisconsin Lie Exposed - Taxpayers Actually Contribute Nothing To Public Employee Pensions - Forbes

The Wisconsin Lie Exposed - Taxpayers Actually Contribute Nothing To Public Employee Pensions - Forbes

Friday, December 2, 2011

Republicans withdraw redistricting lawsuit with state Supreme Court - JSOnline

Republicans withdraw redistricting lawsuit with state Supreme Court - JSOnline

Republican Governors Slap Reins on Unions Undeterred by Backlash - Businessweek

Republican Governors Slap Reins on Unions Undeterred by Backlash - Businessweek

Gov. Walker’s Latest Genius Idea - Truthdig

Gov. Walker’s Latest Genius Idea - Truthdig

Walker vows to crush 'union bosses' - MJ Lee - POLITICO.com

Walker vows to crush 'union bosses' - MJ Lee - POLITICO.com

Bill would allow signs, photos, video in Assembly gallery

Wisconsin Republicans fear video and photo's, do not want their shameful actions recorded in pictures. That can be the ONLY reason that you prohibit camera's in the gallery area.

As it has already been illustrated, you can carry a concealed 44 magnum cannon into the gallery, but will be arrested if found holding a Canon camera. Absolutely ridiculous...

Bill would allow signs, photos, video in Assembly gallery

MADISON: Capitol protesters on the hook for security costs

To date, the protests have been peaceful. The Walker Administration has attempted to make them unpeaceful, but have failed. The Walker Administration has a history of over inflating costs and damage estimates. This enforcement of words on the books is a phoney excuse and attempts to once again, silence the voice of the people at "their house".

MADISON: Capitol protesters on the hook for security costs

Wisconsin joins top governors' races - David Catanese - POLITICO.com

Wisconsin joins top governors' races - David Catanese - POLITICO.com

WisPolitics.com: Capitol Christmas Tree ceremony

The Governor will dedicate the Capitol Christmas Tree to veterans, but will not allow disabled veterans access to sign a recall petition against him and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch. See the press release of AFSCME Council 24 at; http://www.wseu-24.org.

WisPolitics.com: Capitol Christmas Tree ceremony

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker braces for recall effort - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker braces for recall effort - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

New Capitol access policy enacted

New Capitol access policy enacted

Union leader objects to petition restrictions

Union leader objects to petition restrictions

Assembly Republicans have refused to pay Democrat's legal costs - JSOnline

Assembly Republicans have refused to pay Democrat's legal costs - JSOnline

PolitiFact Wisconsin | Conservative group says signers of petitions to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are at risk

PolitiFact Wisconsin Conservative group says signers of petitions to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are at risk

The Badger Herald: Recall harassment escalates in second week of effort

The Badger Herald: Recall harassment escalates in second week of effort

Pro-Walker Ads, Courtesy of Koch Industries | Truthout

Pro-Walker Ads, Courtesy of Koch Industries Truthout

Walker Protesters Take Jobs Message To Train Maker - Project Economy News Story - WISN Milwaukee

Walker Protesters Take Jobs Message To Train Maker - Project Economy News Story - WISN Milwaukee

Wisconsin Governor Walker Says Recall Effort Serious - Businessweek

Wisconsin Governor Walker Says Recall Effort Serious - Businessweek

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Governor Walker to attend Eau Claire rally - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Governor Walker to attend Eau Claire rally - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

OpEdNews - Article: From Ohio to Wisconsin Labor Leads The Way

OpEdNews - Article: From Ohio to Wisconsin Labor Leads The Way

Toys for Tots at AFSCME Headquarters


2011 has been a tumultuous year for public employees and while many Wisconsin Working Families are hurting under the negative actions of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Majority, needy children of Wisconsin should not be overlooked this Christmas.

For this reason AFSCME Headquarters has become a collection point for Toys for Tots. All toys ...must be new and still in their original wrap. Toys can be dropped off into any one of the gift boxes in the lobby area of AFSCME Headquarters and must be done so by December 10th. If you would like to contribute cash, AFSCME will use all cash donated to buy toys. Please make checks payable to; Jana Weaver and leave with staff at AFSCME Council 24.

Wisconsin lags nation in payroll growth - JSOnline

And it will only get worse under Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Majority.

Wisconsin lags nation in payroll growth - JSOnline

Wisconsin Winter Doesn’t Deter Historic Governor Recall Effort - CNN iReport

Wisconsin Winter Doesn’t Deter Historic Governor Recall Effort - CNN iReport

Walker Opponents Plagued By Threats, Thefts - Politics News Story - WISC Madison

All threats and thefts must be reported. However, based on the number of people involved in the recall effort, the number of threats is very law and are meant to be intimidating. In any case, all recall walker volunteers should take caution.

Walker Opponents Plagued By Threats, Thefts - Politics News Story - WISC Madison

MADISON: Liberal group offers petition destruction reward

Republicans will think of everything to ensure their candidates stay in office.

MADISON: Liberal group offers petition destruction reward

Kleefisch faces recall efforts - Lake Country Reporter

Kleefisch faces recall efforts - Lake Country Reporter

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rise in Inmate Assaults Raises Serious Questions

Nov. 22, 2011
Contact: Marty Beil
608-836-0024

A spike in assaults against staff at Dodge Correctional Institution should provoke serious questions about safety within the correctional system, union officials say.

In the past 12 days, there have been four serious assaults at Dodge. The overcrowded facility currently housesabout 1,400 inmates despite a capacity of 800.

“In addition to the pummeling state workers are taking from Gov. Scott Walker’s endless campaign to silence their voices, correctional officers face heightened concerns for their safety and the safety of the communities they serve,” said Marty Beil, executive director of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24.

Beil said morale is at an all time low because of Walker administration policies that have made it more difficult for workers to share concerns with supervisors. Walker’s attack on collective bargaining rights also has prompted a large exodus of experienced officers. Dodge currently has 30 unfilled vacancies as a result.

“The new work rules Walker just jammed down our throats take away longstanding mechanisms for labor-management communication. Workers with no rights have a completely predictable fear that speaking up might cost them their jobs,” Beil said.

“We understand that these jobs come with inherent risks. Our members bravely face these risks every day. But we also know that managing these risks requires trust and open communication between workers and managers, and Walker has gone out of his way to shatter that trust,” Beil said.

“Four serious assaults in 12 days is unacceptable. It’s a sign that something is seriously wrong in the system. Walker will no doubt point fingers at others. He always does. But his radical policies and disdain for front-line workers have consequences. Responsibility for problems always starts at the top,” Beil said.

END

Republicans sue to put recalls in new districts

Republicans sue to put recalls in new districts

GOP-leaning group wants judge panel to hear dispute over redistricting

GOP-leaning group wants judge panel to hear dispute over redistricting

Madison School District ordered to turn over sick notes

Madison School District ordered to turn over sick notes

Six UW campuses to issue separate voter IDs to students - JSOnline

Six UW campuses to issue separate voter IDs to students - JSOnline

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kick Off Rally to Recall Walker a Success

Capitol Police estimated 25,000 - 30,000 people gathered for today's successful Kick Off Rally to Recall Scott Walker. More than 105,000 signatures have been gathered in just the first four days of activity. It is estimated that many petitions with signatures have not yet been turned in from around the state.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Important Message from SEPAC Regarding Signing of Petitions

Over the last few days, many of our members and grassroots Walker Recall activists have expressed concern about recently reported Republican Shenanigans. Here's what you should know...

According to several reports, a very small number of Wisconsin Republicans and fringe Tea Party radicals are planning to collect Walker recall signatures and either hold onto them and never turning them in, or collect and shred as many signatures as possible.

Unfortunately, given the WisGOP's proven willingness to embrace slimy political tactics like running fake Democrats in democratic primaries in order to sabotage the democratic process, it is understandable why folks therefore are worried.

However, a spokesman for the Government Accountability Board stated that, "destroying or defacing an official recall petition would violate state law. Such a violation, would be a class I felony in Wisconsin, which carries a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to three-and-a-half years in jail." The spokesman later added that collecting and never turning in petitions is also against the law and would result in similar levels of punishment.

As a result of these reports, many of you have asked; "What do we do to make sure this can't happen? How can we be sure that folks are signing with a legitimate circulator?"

Here is our answer:

If you are worried about fake circulators there are a few simple things you can do to know with 100% certainty that real petitions are being signed and will be counted in the final tally:

1) BE SAFE, DIY: If you want to make sure circulators are not going to shred or hold onto your signature, download some petitions, and circulate them to your family, friends, and neighbors before anyone else can.

2) BE SAFE, GO TO THE SOURCE & KNOW THE SOURCE: We can guarantee that every signature that is gathered by any AFSCME member will be counted. So if you've got a friend who's worried about a fake circulator coming to their door or if you're worried, sign the petitions offered by an AFSCME volunteer. And if you're not sure if the person circulating is the real deal, don't sign with them, sign with an AFSCME volunteer or someone you know.

3) KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: Wisconsin Republicans have been peddling the lie that you can only sign the petitions once. The truth of the matter is, you can sign as many times as you like but your signature will only be counted once - and that makes sense. So if you sign a petition and are worried about the legitimacy of what you just signed, go ahead and pursue options 1 and 2 listed above!

As long as you follow these rules, you can rest assured that your signature will count!

We also want to reiterate something you already know. We have to recall Walker. But WE CANNOT STOP THERE! we hope you will join us in doing a better job of conveying to our family, friends, and neighbors the importance of RECALLING LT. GOVERNOR KLEEFISCH too!

Recalling Walker but not Kleefisch is unacceptable. Why? Because Kleefisch is Walker. If we remove Walker from office but not Kleefisch, she will continue to push the Walker agenda that's destroying our state. Recently Kleefisch stated that, "[Walker and I are] a team and I want to make sure our Governor continues to do the good things he's done." Case and point.

Lawmakers OK wage freeze, new overtime rules for state workers - JSOnline

Lawmakers OK wage freeze, new overtime rules for state workers - JSOnline

Walker signs bill to change date of primary

Walker signs bill to change date of primary

GAB warns against recall petition fraud

If you believe that you are approached by someone who asks you to sign a petition and you feel the person is falsely collecting the signatures, then please report the action. If you believe you may have already signed a bogus petition, you can sign another petition that you feel is legit. It is up to the campaign to Recall Walker to weed out duplicate signings and it is not a penalty for you to sign more than one petition.

GAB warns against recall petition fraud

Wisconsin panel OKs first pay plan under new union law | Green Bay Press Gazette | greenbaypressgazette.com

Wisconsin panel OKs first pay plan under new union law Green Bay Press Gazette greenbaypressgazette.com

WisPolitics.com: United Wisconsin: First 48 hours: 50,000 Walker recall signatures collected

WisPolitics.com: United Wisconsin: First 48 hours: 50,000 Walker recall signatures collected

Thursday, November 17, 2011

WisPolitics.com: Recall Walker pep rally

WisPolitics.com: Recall Walker pep rally

WisPolitics.com: Reception to protect Sen. Van Wanggaard

WisPolitics.com: Reception to protect Sen. Van Wanggaard

First state pay plan under union law approved

First state pay plan under union law approved

United Wisconsin volunteers set up in Minocqua - The Lakeland Times - Minocqua, WI

United Wisconsin volunteers set up in Minocqua - The Lakeland Times - Minocqua, WI

Have you taken notice?


Click on the "Take Action" link in the left column of the Council 24 Facebook page and see all of the current SEPAC Online Action e-Alerts. The most recent alert is how you can do your part in RECALLING SCOTT WALKER.

UW-W College Republicans set counter-rally to 'Occupy Whitewater' - Daily Jefferson County Union - Fort Atkinson, WI

UW-W College Republicans set counter-rally to 'Occupy Whitewater' - Daily Jefferson County Union - Fort Atkinson, WI

Biz Beat: Union blames Walker in Manitowoc Crane strike

Biz Beat: Union blames Walker in Manitowoc Crane strike

Walker vows vigorous recall defense « The Daily Reporter

Walker vows vigorous recall defense « The Daily Reporter

Walker responds to protesters

Walker responds to protesters

State reprimands 7 doctors for Capitol protest sick notes - JSOnline

State reprimands 7 doctors for Capitol protest sick notes - JSOnline

Six state employee unions win recertification elections

Big Whoop, they won the right to negotiate ONLY wage increases capped by the CPI that today is 2.01%. The only problem, Scott Walker has said there will be NO RAISES for the 2011-2013 biennium.

Six state employee unions win recertification elections

Small Business Owner On Why Walker Must Go : NPR

Small Business Owner On Why Walker Must Go : NPR

Wisconsin Recall Redux: Everything You Need to Know about the Effort to Boot Walker - Hotline On Call

Wisconsin Recall Redux: Everything You Need to Know about the Effort to Boot Walker - Hotline On Call

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Video Message from Ohio to Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Governor: Recall Drive Is About Unions Seeking 'Power' : It's All Politics : NPR

Scott Walker really believes he gave union workers a great choice. Workers no longer have a say in just about every aspect of their work environment and most definitely in their benefits. Walker continues to manufacture schemes to reduce or eliminate employee benefits.

Wisconsin's Governor: Recall Drive Is About Unions Seeking 'Power' : It's All Politics : NPR

AFSCME Local 903 Hits the Radio Air Waves

Today we learned that the members of AFSCME Local 903 are hitting the air waves to promote the everyday public services provided by public employees in the Prairie du Chien, Seneca and Lancaster communities.

Here is the script of their two radio ads:

From: a.sutter@centurytel.net [mailto:a.sutter@centurytel.net]
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 5:10 PM
To: Troy Bauch
Cc: Jim Parrett
Subject: radio ads - GOOD PR!!

Two area football teams made it to State...we at 903 decided to maximize the fact every citizen in these areas that do not attend the games will tune in to the local FM radio stations. Below are the two ads we put out and bought 29 - 30 sec. commercials for pre game and during the games this thursday.

Ad 1:
AFSCME Local 903, who represents the front line workers at the prairie du chien correctional institution wants to thank all of our local public service employees for the work they do each and every day and also congratulate the Seneca Indians on an outstanding football season. Good luck at State Seneca, from your fans at AFSCME local 903. A proud Prairie du Chien Coalition partner!

Ad 2:
AFSCME Local 903, who represents the front line workers at the prairie du chien correctional institution wants to thank all of our local public service employees for the work they do each and every day and also congratulate the Lancaster Flying Arrows on an outstanding football season. Good luck at State Lancaster, from your fans at AFSCME local 903. A proud Prairie du Chien Coalition partner!

AFSCME Polling Survey on Thursday, November 17th

From: President McEntee &. Sec-Treas Saunders
Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 1:29 PM
To: AFSCME Leadership
Subject: Polling Survey

On November 17, 2011, AFSCME will initiate an automated polling survey of all of our membership to gauge their opinions on the 2012 Presidential Race. The survey will be launched to all active and retired AFSCME members for whom we have a phone number. If there are any questions or problems please contact our Political Action Department at 202-429-1175. We encourage all AFSCME members to participate in the poll.



We Really Need You In Madison


Recall Walker Kick Off Rally

You came to Madison last February with a clear message for Scott Walker: end your extreme agenda and refocus on creating jobs or the people of Wisconsin will recall you as soon as possible.

But Scott Walker didn’t listen. He didn’t budge and he didn’t end his assault on the working people of our state. Instead, he rammed through as many favors as he could to the powerful special interests groups that donated to his campaign and he created massive uncertainty for working families.

With the recall effort now officially underway, we need you to return to Madison this Saturday to show Scott Walker what happens when you ignore the voice of Wisconsin’s middle class.

Recall Scott Walker Rally
Wisconsin State Capitol (State Street Side)
Saturday, November 19th
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Recall Scott Walker Rally starts with live entertainment at 11:00 AM and will feature many special guests and speakers. At the rally, you’ll be able to sign petitions to recall Scott Walker and learn how you can get involved with a grassroots campaign in your community and to recommit to the Union.

With the rally occurring the weekend before Thanksgiving, we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item to the event so that we can help those that are struggling this holiday season.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the rally!

Walker says he's not responsible for recall effort against him - JSOnline

And his lying continues...

Walker says he's not responsible for recall effort against him - JSOnline

Public unions move to restore automatic dues payments | Superior Telegram | Superior, Wisconsin

Public unions move to restore automatic dues payments Superior Telegram Superior, Wisconsin

Workers gather signatures to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker | Appleton Post Crescent | postcrescent.com

Workers gather signatures to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Appleton Post Crescent postcrescent.com

"GOP strikes back on tech-school voter ID" by Latest News -- GazetteXtra

"GOP strikes back on tech-school voter ID" by Latest News -- GazetteXtra

State Sen. Pam Galloway prepared to defend seat in face of recall effort | Wausau Daily Herald | wausaudailyherald.com

State Sen. Pam Galloway prepared to defend seat in face of recall effort Wausau Daily Herald wausaudailyherald.com

Recall efforts against Wanggaard are on

Recall efforts against Wanggaard are on

Fort woman petitions for Fitzgerald's recall - Daily Jefferson County Union - Fort Atkinson, WI

Fort woman petitions for Fitzgerald's recall - Daily Jefferson County Union - Fort Atkinson, WI

Walker recall effort begins - The Northwoods River News - Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Walker recall effort begins - The Northwoods River News - Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Dave Obey rallies Democrats in Stevens Point to kick off Walker recall effort | Stevens Point Journal | stevenspointjournal.com

Dave Obey rallies Democrats in Stevens Point to kick off Walker recall effort Stevens Point Journal stevenspointjournal.com

Capitol Report: Kathleen Falk, Mahlon Mitchell take notable roles as Scott Walker recall effort begins

Capitol Report: Kathleen Falk, Mahlon Mitchell take notable roles as Scott Walker recall effort begins

Walker recall paperwork is filed

Walker recall paperwork is filed

Poll shows most favor recall of Wisconsin governor - chicagotribune.com

Poll shows most favor recall of Wisconsin governor - chicagotribune.com

March on Walker home caps day of recall activities - JSOnline

March on Walker home caps day of recall activities - JSOnline

WisPolitics.com: WisPolitics: Hundreds of recall backers take protest to Walker's neighborhood

WisPolitics.com: WisPolitics: Hundreds of recall backers take protest to Walker's neighborhood

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rally Shuttle Buses for Madison are Available

Shuttle Busses for the November 19th Kick-off Rally to Recall Scott Walker will be running between the Alliant Energy Center/Exhibition Center and the square from 10:00am to 4:00pm. It will cost $6 to park a car in the Alliant lot, but the cost to ride the shuttle is free. People using the shuttle should follow signage posted in the Alliant lot to the South Lot where the shuttles will pick people up at Building #4 behind the Exhibition Hall. The Alliant Energy Center is located off the Beltline (Highways 12 and 18) in Madison at Rimrock Road Exits (Exit 262).

AFSCME Buses from Milwaukee to Madison for Rally

AFSCME has two busses leaving Milwaukee for Madison at 10am from the DC 48 parking lot and returning to Milwaukee at 5pm. We will have petitions available to sign, if you have not already done so, and circulate. Please call or email me if you would like to reserve a seat.

Beau Reynolds
AFSCME- "Take Back America"
Project Organizer
Southeast Wisconsin
Office: 414-344-6868
Cell: 414-333-1606
Fax: 414-344-1274
breynolds@wiafscme.org

From Ohio to Wisconsin: The Stage Is Set for Scott Walker's Recall | The Nation

From Ohio to Wisconsin: The Stage Is Set for Scott Walker's Recall The Nation

Wisconsin Dems Kicking Off Walker Recall Effort Tuesday | TPMDC

Wisconsin Dems Kicking Off Walker Recall Effort Tuesday TPMDC

Intensely local, block-by-block Walker recall drive launching across Wisconsin - Isthmus | The Daily Page

Intensely local, block-by-block Walker recall drive launching across Wisconsin - Isthmus The Daily Page

Walker recall effort kicks off - JSOnline

Walker recall effort kicks off - JSOnline

Monday, November 14, 2011

WisPolitics.com: WisPolitics recall page

WisPolitics.com: WisPolitics recall page

WisPolitics.com: WisDems: Recall of Gov. Scott Walker begins

WisPolitics.com: WisDems: Recall of Gov. Scott Walker begins

Commentary: Balancing budget doesn’t need to be done on backs of workers

A friend of labor, State Representative Cory Mason stands up for Wisconsin Working Families.

Commentary: Balancing budget doesn’t need to be done on backs of workers

United Wisconsin to launch effort Tuesday to oust Walker | Herald Times Reporter | htrnews.com

United Wisconsin to launch effort Tuesday to oust Walker Herald Times Reporter htrnews.com

Wisconsin public unions campaign for return of automatic dues | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

Our fight to bring back collective bargaining and to improve the lives of working families cannot be done with a few. It will take the clear and loud voice of many and for this reason the Unions have to switch to organizing mode to have past union members recommit to their unions and as such recommit to the fight.

You can rejoin the fight at https://wseu.wisconsinunionstrong.org

Wisconsin public unions campaign for return of automatic dues Duluth News Tribune Duluth, Minnesota

Wisconsin recall expected to start - POLITICO.com Print View

Recall starts at 12:01am, Tuesday, November 15th, 2011.

Wisconsin recall expected to start - POLITICO.com Print View

People Power Wins in Ohio and Beyond | Truthout

People Power Wins in Ohio and Beyond Truthout

Public-Employee Unions Are Helping Cut Taxpayer Costs — Letters to the Editor - WSJ.com#printMode

Public-Employee Unions Are Helping Cut Taxpayer Costs — Letters to the Editor - WSJ.com#printMode

What the Ohio vote means | The Great Debate

What the Ohio vote means The Great Debate

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Walker cancels Wichita fundraiser; KNEA cites planned protests | Dane101

Walker cancels Wichita fundraiser; KNEA cites planned protests Dane101

Gov. Mahlon Mitchell? - Isthmus | The Daily Page

Gov. Mahlon Mitchell? - Isthmus The Daily Page

John Nichols: Labor rights, abortion rights, immigrant rights, voting rights prevail

John Nichols: Labor rights, abortion rights, immigrant rights, voting rights prevail

Milwaukee County union says 1,200 workers qualify for early retirement - JSOnline

Milwaukee County union says 1,200 workers qualify for early retirement - JSOnline

The Badger Herald: GAB reverses tech ID policy

The Badger Herald: GAB reverses tech ID policy

Election officials reverse tech college ID ruling

Election officials reverse tech college ID ruling

The Badger Herald: Push for hearing on collective bargaining put in spotlight

The Badger Herald: Push for hearing on collective bargaining put in spotlight

Wanggaard and Wirch at odds in wake of Ohio vote on collective bargaining

Thank you Senator Wirch for your effort to restore collective bargaining.

Wanggaard and Wirch at odds in wake of Ohio vote on collective bargaining

Leaders: Wis., Ohio union legislation alike, not identical

Leaders: Wis., Ohio union legislation alike, not identical

Wisconsin unions boosted by Ohio vote | Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune | wisconsinrapidstribune.com

Wisconsin unions boosted by Ohio vote Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune wisconsinrapidstribune.com

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich | Politics News | Rolling Stone

How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich Politics News Rolling Stone

Voters Defeat Many G.O.P.-Sponsored Measures - NYTimes.com

Voters Defeat Many G.O.P.-Sponsored Measures - NYTimes.com

Republicans Say Democrats Are Making Too Much Of Election Day, But Admit Tough Landscape In 2012

Republicans Say Democrats Are Making Too Much Of Election Day, But Admit Tough Landscape In 2012

Ohio victory a 2012 ‘roadmap’: AFL-CIO official - MarketWatch

Ohio victory a 2012 ‘roadmap’: AFL-CIO official - MarketWatch

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ohio Repeals Union Law as U.S. Voters Reject Leaders’ Policies - Businessweek

Ohio Repeals Union Law as U.S. Voters Reject Leaders’ Policies - Businessweek

Michigan Gov. Snyder Counsels a New Approach After Ohio Vote - Washington Wire - WSJ

Michigan Gov. Snyder Counsels a New Approach After Ohio Vote - Washington Wire - WSJ

La Crosse Democrat elected to Assembly - JSOnline

72% of the vote for Billings. Clear message sent in this election.

La Crosse Democrat elected to Assembly - JSOnline

Walker recall backers say Ohio repeal of union law a positive sign - JSOnline

We at SEPAC agree.

Walker recall backers say Ohio repeal of union law a positive sign - JSOnline

Billings wins in landslide

SEPAC Endorsed candidate wins 95th Assembly District overwhelmingly.

Billings wins in landslide

Protection costs for Walker, Kleefisch more than double - JSOnline

Protection costs for Walker, Kleefisch more than double - JSOnline

Governor denies any tie to early recall petition by GOP supporter - Daily Jefferson County Union - Fort Atkinson, WI

With his integrity, is this a truthful denial?

Governor denies any tie to early recall petition by GOP supporter - Daily Jefferson County Union - Fort Atkinson, WI

Walker comments on Ohio referendum

Walker comments on Ohio referendum

In Ohio, A Glimpse at Wisconsin's Past-And Future

In Ohio, A Glimpse at Wisconsin's Past-And Future

A new pay system for Wisconsin state workers

A new pay system for Wisconsin state workers

Political giving by labor unions depressed in 2011 | Reuters

Guarding the pocket book is a reasonable assumption made by this article, but also GOP controlled Governor's offices and Legislature's are stealing money from the worker's pocketbook's. Also, many members are committed to keeping their union membership, but guarding just how much, if any, of their money goes toward voluntary political contributions.

For Union members, we must remember though, in these times, we will start our path to recovery at the ballot box and that does cost money. It is tough for many, but lets not let the GOP control cripple our ability to be effective players in the political arena. We need many worker-friendly candidates and not candidates for the corporations and the rich. That takes voluntary political contributions in addition to the boots on the ground.

Political giving by labor unions depressed in 2011 Reuters

AFSCME | Main Street Stands Up in Ohio and Defeats Anti-Worker Bill

AFSCME Main Street Stands Up in Ohio and Defeats Anti-Worker Bill

Ohio voters reject Republican-backed union limits | News - Home

Ohio voters reject Republican-backed union limits News - Home

Elections board to discuss college ID requirements | News - Home

Elections board to discuss college ID requirements News - Home

Security costs for gov., lieutenant gov. have doubled | News - Home

Security costs for gov., lieutenant gov. have doubled News - Home

Wisconsin unions emboldened by Ohio vote | News - Home

Wisconsin unions emboldened by Ohio vote News - Home

Ohio vote shows unions still a political force - CBS News

Ohio vote shows unions still a political force - CBS News

Ohio repeals law restricting unions; Miss. blocks ‘personhood’ amendment - The Washington Post

Ohio repeals law restricting unions; Miss. blocks ‘personhood’ amendment - The Washington Post

Bye Bye, SB 5: Anti-Union Law Repealed in Ohio | Mother Jones

Bye Bye, SB 5: Anti-Union Law Repealed in Ohio Mother Jones

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Billings wins 95th Assembly seat | News - Home

Thank you to everyone who worked to help Billings win the 95th Assembly District.

Billings wins 95th Assembly seat News - Home

Shuttle Busses Available for Kick Off Rally

Shuttle Busses for the November 19th Kick-off Rally to Recall Scott Walker will be running between the Alliant Energy Center/Exhibition Center and the square from 10:00am to 4:00pm. It will cost $6 to park a car in the Alliant lot, but the cost to ride the shuttle is free. People using the shuttle should follow signage posted in the Alliant lot to the South Lot where the shuttles will pick people up at Building #4 behind the Exhibition Hall.

The Alliant Energy Center is located off the Beltline (Highways 12 and 18) in Madison at Rimrock Road Exits (Exit 262). http://www.alliantenergycenter.com/Directions/LocationMaps/tabid/73/Default.aspx



Former State Sen. Hopper pleads not guilty to OWI - JSOnline

Former State Sen. Hopper pleads not guilty to OWI - JSOnline

Wisconsin politicians face specter of fresh recall votes | Reuters

Wisconsin politicians face specter of fresh recall votes Reuters

Ohio vote on collective bargaining may foreshadow Wisconsin recall efforts

Nothing can overshadow the disdain that the majority of Wisconsinites have for Governor Scott Walker. Everyday, Scott Walker does something to keep the majority of Wisconsin Voters worked up against him.

We do wish our best for our brothers and sisters in Ohio and we hope they prevail today!

Ohio vote on collective bargaining may foreshadow Wisconsin recall efforts

Monday, November 7, 2011

Commitment to winning apparent in massive membership Tele-Town Hall


Monday night 2,000 members of AFSCME Council 24 took part in a teleconference call to outline the fight against the new comp plan and the campaign to recall Scott Walker. Members asked questions of Council Executive Director Marty Beil and Assistant Director Jana Weaver about a range of issues. The questions dealt with what can be done to defend our workplace rights and comparisons of Ohio’s repeal effort and Wisconsin’s Walker recall.

Scores of members committed to getting co-workers to recommit to the fight for our rights, as well as taking part in the recall campaign. If you want to be part of future information sharing sessions you need to STAND UP, SPEAK AND SIGN UP TO RECOMMIT TO YOUR UNION! Click on “Join the Fight” to learn how to be part of the union.

McEntee Retiring as Head of Largest U.S. Public-Employee Union - Businessweek

McEntee Retiring as Head of Largest U.S. Public-Employee Union - Businessweek

OnMilwaukee.com Milwaukee Buzz: MGAA labors for workers rights

OnMilwaukee.com Milwaukee Buzz: MGAA labors for workers rights

Some small towns struggle with state cuts to shared revenue | Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune | wisconsinrapidstribune.com

Some small towns struggle with state cuts to shared revenue Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune wisconsinrapidstribune.com

"Bill passes that would allow municipal workers to safely re-nogiate contracts" by Latest News -- GazetteXtra

"Bill passes that would allow municipal workers to safely re-nogiate contracts" by Latest News -- GazetteXtra

AFSCME | McEntee: It’s Time for Republicans in Congress to “Occupy Reality”

AFSCME McEntee: It’s Time for Republicans in Congress to “Occupy Reality”

The Badger Herald: Bill allows performance-based pay for teachers

The Badger Herald: Bill allows performance-based pay for teachers