Category: Solidarity

Make The Magic

Posted April 14th, 2014 @ 7:32 AM by

One of my favorite charities – Camp Kesem – UW Madison, is having their annual fundraiser – Make the Magic. Make the Magic is our only annual fundraising event. At this event, we also hope to spread the word throughout our community to tell more people about Camp Kesem! When? Saturday, April 26, 2014 from […]

Singing for the 1st

Posted August 27th, 2013 @ 11:47 AM by

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. ~Thomas Jefferson, letter to Nathaniel Macon One thing that is common place in today’s society is the ability of people to have access to something and want no one else to also have that same thing. That being said, it amazes me that […]

Local Progressive Talk

Posted November 27th, 2012 @ 8:25 AM by

We all know by now that Sly in the Morning and the local news team, on 1670 WTDY was ambushed and fired the day before Thanksgiving by new General Manager Rick Mccoy. Thus effectively ending any local voice that progressives have. Also ending any chance that people have of actual real time news coverage. With […]

Act 10 Ruled Unconstitutional, Overturned

Posted September 14th, 2012 @ 8:08 PM by

Whoa, I did not expect this… Not a total victory but still good news: Gov. Scott Walker’s law repealing most collective bargaining for local and school employees was struck down by a Dane County judge Friday, yet another dramatic twist in a year and a half saga that likely sets up another showdown in the […]

Chicago Teachers Go On Strike

Posted September 10th, 2012 @ 7:07 AM by

Solidarity! The Chicago teachers have gone on strike today (started at Midnight).

 

Shame on UFCW Local 1473

Posted July 17th, 2012 @ 8:08 AM by

Disgraceful behavior….(From Labor Notes) The NLRB also set July 6 for a union vote. But the Food and Commercial Workers union claimed jurisdiction and asked the Board to be added to the ballot, which pushed the date back to July 27. The workers and their supporters said UFCW Local 1473 didn’t have a base of […]

Palermo Worker’s Update

Posted July 3rd, 2012 @ 8:08 AM by

Yesterday, Palermo called in the Milwaukee police to protect them from a kid and a Reverend delivering petitions urging Palermo to treat their workers fairly: Palermo Villa workers and their allies delivered petitions in pizza boxes to the company’s Menomonee Valley facility Monday afternoon. Milwaukee police officers blocked the Villa Palermo entrance when the protesters’ […]

A Few More Updates on the Palermo’s Worker’s Strike

Posted June 26th, 2012 @ 8:08 AM by

The Overpass Light Brigade made a cool video:

Striking Workers Boycott Palermo’s from Occupy Riverwest on Vimeo.

Ale Aslyum! What are you doing?

Posted June 21st, 2012 @ 8:08 AM by

Disappointing…from IBEW local 159: The South Central Building Trades Council held an information picket in front of the new Ale Asylum Brew Pub being constructed on Packers and International Lane. Dave Boetcher and Joel Kapusta were there for IBEW 159. The Ale Asylum and the general contractor on the job, CSI, have used predominantly nonunion […]

Want to help some workers win a strike and form a union?

Posted June 8th, 2012 @ 8:08 AM by

Workers at Palermo Pizza in Milwaukee have been on strike since last week to protest working conditions and to demand recognition for their union. And I think they deserve recognition for their union, to be treated fairly, and for management to sit down and negotiate with them. Do you? You can sign a petition here […]

Wisconsin Uprising – The Art Show!

Posted February 27th, 2012 @ 11:57 PM by

Recently, Steve Nass and his spokesman got wind that the UW School for workers was putting on an art show. They then went into their extreme partisan frenzy and went there, and after some threats of pulling funding, made them cancel the show. The University of Wisconsin’s School for Workers was planning on hosting an […]