AFSCME Local 60 - Municipal & School District Employees of Dane County

Action Center

We want to tell you that we are all proud of the hard work, energy and heart that you have shown since Walker launched his attack on us. We responded with the biggest popular uprising in Wisconsin history, occupying and surrounding the state Capitol for weeks. In the process, you inspired a national movement.

AFSCME was born in Wisconsin nearly 80 years ago. We've been here long before this current crop of politicians and we will be here long after.

We existed and grew for many years without the kind of bargaining law that eventually assured decades of labor peace in Wisconsin. Even though Walker eviscerated that law, we will continue to fight for our members and for quality public services.

This struggle has energized a movement and built coalitions between public and private sector workers - union and non-union. Our movement is not going away.

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This Sunday, June 3 is AFSCME Volunteer Day!

According to recent polls the recall election between Tom Barrett and Scott Walker is in a dead heat. Polls show this race is tied 49%-49% and it's all going to come down to voter turnout.

In the next five days we have the chance to take back our state. 

It's down to us to finish the job! 

WHAT: AFSCME members, friends and family volunteer with We Are Wisconsin to remind people to Get Out The Vote! 

WHERE: Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park Street, Room 109

WHEN: Sunday, June 3

  • Noon - 3:00pm 
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm 

For questions or concerns contact We Are Wisconsin at (608) 620-3053. 

 

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AFSCME & We Are Wisconsin are working together to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) for the June 5th Recall election. The only way we can defeat Walker is by our Get Out The Vote Effort!


We need members like you to commit to taking our state back. Sign up to volunteer to help Get Out The Vote (June 2 - June 5). Volunteers will be contacting voters and reminding them to vote.


Join with your fellow Local 60 members and sign up today! Email afcsmelocal60@gmail.com today and let us know your availability to help RECALL! Continue reading for walk in times, the GOTV schedule, links and PDF's


Phone Bank Volunteer Shifts From Today Through Election Day!
10:00am - 8:00 pm


Door-to-Door / Canvassing Shifts
10:00am - 8:00 pm
We Are Wisconsin office is located in 1602 S. Park Street, Room 109

 

 

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Since Nov. 15, nearly 200 Machinists have been out on strike at Manitowoc Cranes. At issue is not wages or benefits but the fundamental right to a union.

Executives at Manitowoc Cranes have taken a page from Scott Walker’s Union-Busting Hand Book. At the last minute, the company slipped union-busting language, similar to Gov. Walker’s bill, into the contract.

Workers at Manitowoc Cranes voted overwhelming (180-2) to reject the union-busting proposal in the contract. Click Here or at the end of the article to sign the petition in support of the striking Macinists, to donate to the strike fund, to donate food for the holidays, and for updates.

 

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THIS IS WHY WE RECALL!

We are weeks into the historic recall of Scott Walker, the first step to restoring our rights in Wisconsin. We have successfully gathered hundreds of thousands of signatures from every corner of our state. We still have hundreds of thousands of signatures to still collect to realize the recall of one of the most polarizing and divisive politicians this state and country has ever seen. Walker attacked and pillaged our rights to collectively bargain, our public schools, the safety nets for the least fortunate in our communities, all for the benefit of the millionaires and billionaires who fund his campaigns. His time as Governor will be brief if we keep the pressure on and the peddle to the floor. Don't stop fighting back, keep collecting!


To find RECALL offices in your area click here for Democratic Party of Wisconsin locations, and for United Wisconsin Offices click here!


To download a petition to sign and circulate CLICK HERE. Local 60 members please remember to report the number of petitions you collect to your steward or staff rep. Please all make sure you turn in your petitions to an official location (which are the office links above) or your shop steward or staff rep. Take them home and give your family and friends an opportunity to sign!

To Volunteer CLICK HERE!


For important facts about Scott Walker and the damage he has down to our state in such a short period of time, and why he must be RECALLED, CLICK HERE!
 

It’s one thing to say we’re going to recall the governor. It’s another thing to go out and do it.

If we’re going to do it, we need to know what we’re doing. Training opportunities begin on Oct 18th at locations around the state. Don’t miss out.

AFSCME Local 60 members, friends and family, who want to get involved at the ground level and help build effective recall operations across the state can take advantage of training opportunities at location around the state. Click here for the schedule.

And you can sign up for one of the trainings here.

If you can’t make it to one of the trainings but still want to get involved, click here. Be sure to pledge to sign the recall petition and forward it!

Our allies at United Wisconsin will have 60 days starting Nov. 15 to collect at least 540,208 signatures. If successful, this would most likely produce a recall election in April or May of 2012.

AFSCME is urging all of its members and friends to join the effort. Please tell your friends about the recall effort.

If you think you might be able to take a leadership role in your community, this week’s trainings are going to give you a good start.

We thank you for all you have done in this past year. We’ve won some great victories together. The biggest and best is yet to come!

Volunteer on Saturday September 3rd at 5:45pmto help with the clean up at the Taste of Madison. Volunteers will be paid with wages that will be donated to a local non profit. AFSCME Local 60 members contact VP Lori Kief at lorikief@yahoo.com to volunteer. Wear your green shirt and help your community! For more info Read more >>>

Join us on Labor Day for a great afternoon of music and dancing on Monday, Sept. 5, from Noon - 5:30 pm at the Madison Labor Temple. There will be lots of attractions for kids and an extensive menu of good food, beer and soft drinks will be served throughout the event. Read more >>>

On this day Wisconsin State Employees and all Public Employee's not under contract will receive up to a 13% pay cut  courtesy of Gov. Walker.

Stand with Public Workers on August 25th to say “Enough!” We have sacrificed, and it is time that the corporate class pay its fair share.

Join the fight for a decent quality of life in Wisconsin!

Solidarity March and Rally with State Workers
Thursday, August 25th, 2011
4:30PM Library Mall and March to the Capitol
5:00PM Rally at the Capitol

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Wednesday, August 31st, 7pm, at Warner Park Community Recreation Center
1625 Northport Drive
, is the last of 5 community budget hearings. Public safety will be the topic of interest with Police, Fire, and Public Health on the agenda. We have members employed in all of these departments. These meetings are essential for our members to participate in as it will help mold what level of services we see provided to the citizens of Madison in 2012. We encourage all of our members who are residents of the City to find one or more of these meetings to attend. By clicking on this article you will find schedules and agendas. There is also a link to a survey asking what YOU value most in your City Services and we strongly encourage you to take it along with your neighbors, family and friends. You have a say and the power to help decide the future of City services and express the importance of the service you and your department provide that help make Madison great. GET ACTIVE, CLICK HERE!!

RECALLS!! GET OUT THE VOTE!

Wisconsin Madison Action Center schedule for GOTV:
Labor Temple 1602 S.Park Street, Room 104.

All phone banking and departure points for canvasing occur and depart from the Madison Labor Temple:

Canvasing: Aug 9th 9:00a & 11a. (carpooling)

Phones: AUG 9th 10a-8p

Bring along a friend, family member or coworker - and please forward this info on to your fellow union brother and sisters!For More Opportunities to Fight Back, A Senate district map and polling places, CLICK HERE!

 

 

Join AFSCME Local 60 in supporting workers on strike at Milwaukee’s Palermo’s Pizza.

Soon after organizing efforts began, the frozen pizza company started its anti-union campaign, threatening workers with termination and immigration audits. Let’s join together and stand with private workers as they stood with us!

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Report Affirms Strength of Pension System, But Workers Must Remain Vigilant

 

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