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AFSCME Lobby Day March 3, 2010

AFSCME: Members to lobby for investment in Wisconsin’s economy

Contact: Bob Allen
608 836-6666

Front-line public service and health care workers from around Wisconsin will converge on the State Capitol on Wednesday to remind state leaders that quality public services are fundamental to creating the conditions for economic recovery.

Hundreds of AFSCME members are planning to visit with their own legislators in late morning and early afternoon. Workers will share their thoughts about the need to invest in vital services, reject privatization schemes and protect worker bargaining rights.

"Every day AFSCME members are being asked to do more with less, even as the need for services we provide grows more desperate. Wisconsin can't create jobs by continuing to eliminate jobs, especially when those jobs help keep our communities running " said Rick Badger, executive director of AFSCME Council 40.

AFSCME members will emphasize the importance of maintaining a quality public workforce. "Cutting essential public jobs only to outsource them means a loss of accountability and inevitably costs more in the long run. It's a bad deal for Wisconsin citizens," said Marty Beil, executive director of Council 24.

AFSCME members also will ask legislators to protect hard won bargaining rights that ensure professionalism and high standards in the workforce. "Public employees keep their side of the bargain by doing difficult and often dangerous work on the front lines. All we ask is that employers honor their side of the bargain," said Rich Abelson, executive director of Council 48.

This picture is the Racine delegation speaking with Senator John Lehman.

Boyd Frederick Fundraiser

Boyd Frederick, a Dem from Kenosha, is running for County Board in the 16th
District of Kenosha. Throughout the years he has worked on many Racine campaigns.

Derango's Pizza
3840 Douglas Ave
Wednesday 5 to 7P
March 3, 2010.

Authorized and paid for by Friends of Boyd Frederick
Jennifer Frederick Treasurer.

Senator John Lehman Fundraiser

Please Join Senator John Lehman
for a Pizza Party Fundraiser!
Wednesday, March 10
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Mike & Angelo's
6214 Washington Avenue
Racine, Wisconsin

All Contributions gratefully accepted

Paid for by John Lehman for Senate, Catherine Saaski, Treasurer

For more info, call Kory at 608-260-2403, or email koryk@wisdems.org.

To donate online, Click HERE!

Checks may also be mailed to: John Lehman for Senate, 708 Orchard St, Racine, WI 53405

Ron Frederick is Running for Kenosha County Board

Thursday, March 18, 2010 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Our Kenosha Tap
3221-60th Street
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Food-Friends-Cash Bar
Donations Gratefully Accepted
AAPF by Ronald J. Frederick, Candidate/Treasurer, 4718-60th St Kenosha, WI 53144
(Labor Donated)
Kenosha County Board Supervisor 11th District

Time to Start Thinking.......

about rallying the troops. Spring elections are right around the corner. Candidates have announced and it is now time for all our Local CLC's to set a date to screen all candidates to insure that if elected these candidates will work for the betterment of ALL working families. I will be publishing dates for the 1st CD upon receipt of the information.

Holiday Well Wishes

Dear Friends:

During this holiday season, I wish to thank you all for your activism during 2009. We can ill afford to stop now!

As we are heading into the local election cycles - Please research your candidates before casting your vote. Remember the wolves in sheep's clothes - they are hovering all around us.

Please remember that your Local CLC holds endorsement screenings for a reason - to weed out these wolves! All members may participate in the screenings by sending their questions and issues to your Local CLC Executive Board and by attending the screenings.

I would like to thank my family for their support in allowing me to participate in all I do for you. Without this - I would not be able to protect working families job, their benefits, and organize support for the many injustices we face on a daily basis.

I would like to congratulate my wife for her successes personally and professionally this year:
  • Passing her State Survey at the clinic with rave reviews
  • Co-Chairing the DPW Women's Caucus
  • Appointment to the Gateway Technical College's Advisory Board
  • Appointment to Workforce Development's 7 County Advisory Committee
  • Becoming a grandparent and loving it!
  • Elected Secretary of Democratic Party of Racine County
  • Co-Creator of Pod Castings which focus on "Women in Politics"

It has been a busy year for our family and I hope that you have a safe and joyous holiday season and remember that every vote counts, including yours!

Education Conference This Weekend

Council 40 will be holding an Education Conference in WI Rapids this weekend. This is a combined workshop for Correctional Officers, Health & Safety, Health Care Workers, Street and Highway Workers, and the Women's Committee. The Convention starts on Friday and will run through Monday until 3:00P.

The workshop I am co-hosting with John Grabel and John English is on Friday the 6th from 10:30A until 12:15P. Our topic is CDL's and Budgets. John English will also be presenting a workshop on Bargaining Protection for CDL Holders. Currently, in Local 67's contract we have contact language that protects our members. Hopefully, we can work on getting all Locals to get similar protection within their contracts.

With the help of Sister Arndt we secured a State Patrol officer as speaker for the Saturday session called "Rules of the Road."

After the PEOPLE Convention, I am happy to see Ron Kent will be doing a workshop on Parliamentary Procedures.

The Street & Highway Worker's Advisory Committee will be meeting at 6P on Thursday evening. An election for the Chair of this Committee will take place at this meeting. I wish to thank all members for their past, present, and future support.