Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Class War In Wisconsin: First Hand Accounts

Educators march against Walker's attacks on their unions and rights (Carole Ramsden)
Thursday March 24, 2011, 4:30PM
UTLA Building Room 816*
3303 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Corner of Wilshire and Berendo

Members of United Teachers Los Angeles, Lisa Karahalios and Sarah Knopp, were able to go to Madison to witness the struggle firsthand will come together to share their experiences and the lessons learned from the battle for Wisconsin.

A sickout initiated by teachers in Madison, Wisconsin protesting Governor Scott Walker's union- busting "budget repair" bill has sparked a movement of hundreds of thousands of workers, students, and activists converging on the State Capitol over the last few weeks to stand up for workers' rights. These rallies have inspired workers from around the nation and captured the world's attention. Yet in an amazing display of arrogance, Walker and his Republican cronies have pushed through their vicious measures in defiance of the will of the people of Wisconsin.  We cannot let public-sector  workers and unions be scapegoats for an economic crisis caused by banks and billionaires! 


Lisa Karahalios
Verdugo Hills High School
Part of the 160 member LA union delegation to Madison

Sarah Knopp
Youth Opportunities Unlimited Alternative High School
University of Wisconsin-Madison alumna

For further reading, check out Sarah Knopp's article about her experiences in Madison and the reports from the ground:

Please invite all teachers, activists, and friends to join us for a report back and discussion.

(Visit for reports and analysis of this struggle!) 

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** Photo: Educators march against Walker's attacks on their unions and rights (Carole Ramsden)


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