Wednesday, February 29, 2012

AFL-CIO March 1 Day of Action

The Arizona AFL-CIO is sponsoring a Day of Action on Thursday, March 1 to protest anti-worker legislation currently being considered by the Arizona Legislation. We encourage any PDA members who can make it to join in this demonstration at the capitol in Phoenix.

Here is information from the Tucson Citizen.

The Arizona AFL-CIO has organized a Day of Action for March 1. Four bus-loads of union members and supporters are descending upon the state capitol in Phoenix on Thursday.

But will this Thursday be Arizona’s “Wisconsin moment” or will union members politely wander the halls of the Legislature and ask the wingnuts legislators to play nice?

Annually, the AFL-CIO has a lobby day when unionists meet with lawmakers, but this year’s lobby day will have a twist– thanks to six anti-worker bills winding their way through the Arizona Legislature. After the four bus-loads of unionists go the capitol and say to people like Senator Frank Antenori (who wants to be our Congressman), “WTF?”, they will have a rally at 1 p.m. on the Arizona State Capitol, House Lawn, 1700 W. Washington St.

For the rest of this article, click here.

For more background information, check out these stories and videos from the Huffington Post.

Proposed Arizona Anti-Union Bills: ‘Worse Than Wisconsin’, February 16, 2012

Arizona Workers Mobilize As Legislators Debate Anti-Labor Laws, February 21, 2012

Calling and/or e-mailing your legislators is also a great way to be heard.

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