Milwaukee Area Labor Council
Press Release

Working People’s Day of Action

"We are calling upon our elected leaders to rewrite the rules to benefit all working people and not just a select few," said Annie Wacker.

By - Feb 23rd, 2018 03:44 pm

500 people are expected at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on Saturday, February 24th at 1:00pm to demand respect and dignity at work and the freedom to stand together in strong unions.

50 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched for the freedom from hate, freedom to vote, and freedom to join together in strong unions, alongside striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. The social divisions that Dr. King fought to end is a fight that still rings true today. The American Economy is rigged against working families and that further enforces these social divisions.

“We are calling upon our elected leaders to rewrite the rules to benefit all working people and not just a select few,” said Annie Wacker, Vice President of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council. “In this Election Year, we’re fighting for a living wage, middle class values, and an economy that works for everyone.”

Working people are more productive and happier when they have a voice at their workplace. They produce a better quality product and excellent services when they are paid a fair wage and good benefits that allow their families to thrive. Everyone deserves dignity and respect in the work place.

The mission of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council is to organize for economic and social justice in the workplace and community. We are the women and men of the labor movement. Visit us at milwaukeelabor.org.

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