If at all possible, please come to the Capitol to help stop this radical, unfair and unneeded government power grab. We need to come together right away because legislators plan to act quickly!
We will not stop until the attack on our bargaining rights is over.
On Friday, buses will stop near the Capitol Square. AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka is set to speak at noon.
Shuttle buses will be running from Madison's east and west sides on Saturday and Sunday. A full statewide bus schedule now is being arranged for Monday.
When you get off your bus in Madison on Friday, head for the Capitol and look for your legislators. There is an information desk in the Capitol Rotuda where you can find out the names and office numbers of your legislators if you don't already know them.
Budget Adjustment Bill Summary
Governor Walker introduced a budget adjustment bill on Friday, Feb. 11. Gov. Walker argues that the bill is necessary to solve a $136 million shortfall in the 2009-11 state budget which runs until June 30.
However, included in the bill are radical provisions that strip union rights from most public employees. These provisions would make it impossible to bargain fair contracts. Most public employees, working for state and local governments as well as school districts, would no longer have the right to collectively bargain with their employer over any issue but pay, and even that would be capped.
Governor Walker and those who support the elimination of public sector union rights want to pass this bill as quickly as possible.