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We are All Wisconsin
by Patricia Jackson
Monday Feb 28th, 2011 10:10 AM
Saturday, February 26 rally to support Wisconsin workers!
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Once again, the corporate media ignores or distorts the people’s demonstrations. Little coverage of the siege of the Wisconsin capitol building; Saturday,250,000 thousand strong. In 50 cities around the country people came out in solidarity with this fight to protect public workers and all workers right to collective bargaining. The Chronicle reported a demonstration here of 200 people! I was there and the Chon must have dropped a zero! There were at least 2000 and more arriving as the day went on. Speakers from unions, an airplane pilot, a retired public worker from Wisconsin, the president of the California Nurses Assoc. Tim of the SF Labor Council told us that as we gathered union members are holding the SF labor banner in Wisconsin in solidarity. We have met and will defeat this all-out attack on working people. Be prepared for another attack on workers pensions right here in SF. Public workers did not collapse the economy. No worker got a billion dollar bailout. Healthcare rising costs are not any worker’s problem. But there is a solution, universal single payer healthcare. And next time we are at the collective bargaining table that we can make that demand.
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by Union Jack
Monday Feb 28th, 2011 4:59 PM
Wisconsin for sure is Ground Zero for Collective Barganing of the Unions. Without the democracy of Collective Barganing all unions would be defeated, and society would be set towards a race to the Sweat-Shop bottom.

Remember the Nazis Coup-d'-etat in 1933 which allowed Hitler to cancel the collective barganing and all collective agreements of democratic union concious Germany. The removal of collective barganing for the workers was a huge defeat of the German working classes.

The other axis powers also did in common terminate collective barganing of the workers, such as Mussolini who was a socialist who betrayed his comades and jumped to the fascist band wagon, killing and wounding the Italian workers and handing them a huge defeat of living and working conditions.

This is not ancient History or Herstory. It happened within our grandfathers, and our parents time. The Mussolini example of fascism was rule by the Corporations, and the Might makes Right fascist military.

The poor workers became the cannon fodder for a dying cause of Empire. The workers are not the makers of aggressive wars, but are the source of wealth and the betterment of societies living and working conditions.

If the present illegal aggressive wars were ended and the U.S. Troops brought home from all the countries they have invaded they could be put to work with union wages, and caused to re-tool the entire industrial revolution to the renewables, such as wind, tidal and solar power which transforms to electricity, and out of coal, gas, oil and atomic energy now poisoning the natural world, especially the atmosphere from fossil fuel burn-out of oxygen in the atmosphere, (36% gone to CO2 which we cannot live on).

That would free up over seven trillions of dollars missing from Pentagon records, for such things as full employment, free public education, and free medicare.

Such a socialized system would cause the path to collective barganing as a path to the countries liberation. End pollution wars, not endless wars for more pollution. Viva socialist liberation.!!
by Sacerdotti
Monday Feb 28th, 2011 6:21 PM
There was a request that the attendees at the Solidarity of Wisconsin Rally to go across the street and join rally in Solidarity with Libya.

Very few Union People attended that rally.........Walked right by them and entered BART Station and went home!
I'm sorry i missed the rally . And from the photos plus eye witness accounts it does look like the SF Chron ''dropped a zero ''in their crowd estimate !
But was the talk simply about the need to defend collective bargaining rights? Did anyone criticize this mantra of many Labor leaders in Wisconsin and elsewhere that '' The Public workers agree to give Walker every concession he wants . Just don't bust our unions ! ''
How about this stance : Don't give them shit ! Constantly point out (as MSNBC reported ) that the Tax breaks the wisconsin govt. gave to Out of state corporations roughly equal what is demanded of Wisconsin's workers .
It also applies to Sacramento . Yes Jerry Brown isn't calling for outright breaking unions . But many advisors like the corrupt former SF mayor Willie Brown are bemoaning the ''power''of Public Workers unions especially the CTA and implying that he needs to ''tame ''them .
Maybe the time will shortly come when our State Capitol bldg will be occupied .