Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Brother Marty Kehrein Retirement Request

--- On Tue, 2/22/11, Barb Kehrein wrote:

From: Barb Kehrein
Subject: Please Pass This Letter To Others
To: kwhiteside@wseu-24.org
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 12:47 PM

Date: Monday, February 21, 2011, 10:00 PM

Hello Everyone!

Most of you know that my father has spent the last 34 years (and 9 months, to be exact) serving The Great State of Wisconsin as a health inspector. During those years, he worked tirelessly for his labor union, the Wisconsin State Employees Union, Local 333. He has served as a union steward, secretary, treasurer, and president. He has fought the good fight; bargaining for fair wages and fair labor practices, standing in solidarity with his fellow workers continually fighting for justice for the rank and file.

As his daughter, I could not be more proud.

Friday February 25, 2011 marks my father's last day as an employee of the state of Wisconsin. Retirement has been just within reach for the last few years, but with the tyrannical leadership in our state government, the decision needed to come sooner rather than later. When we shared breakfast on Sunday morning, I asked him what was next; and he said without hesitation, "Work on Walker's recall, of course!" Retirement, for my dad, just means more time to work in the trenches of the class war.

In honor of my father, I would like to invite you all to attend a very special event this Saturday February 26th...

March With Marty Retirement Party!!
Saturday February 26, 2011 at 3pm

Join us at the heart of the working class movement, to march along side this public servant and local labor union hero! Bring your whole family, bring your friends, lots of warm clothing, and bring a sign to honor Marty---or dishonor Governor Walker!

We will meet at the corner of East Doty and King Street at 3pm (near The Great Dane, for you locals) and march with Marty to our state capital to stand in solidarity with the teachers, students, nurses, public and private sector employees, children and families, and of course, Marty, as the state government tries to bust our unions!

We'll gather for drinks at a local restaurant/pub following our March With Marty, location to be announced...

Any questions, suggestions and ideas can be directed to me via email, facebook or phone. RSVP would be appreciated, but not required. Please forward this message to anyone who you think might be interested in joining us!

:) Hope to see many of you there!

In Solidarity,

Andrea Kehrein Riley
home: 608.241.4359
cell: 608.698.7748

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