The Arkansas AFL-CIO plans to stage a rally in Little Rock on February 22, to show their support for Wisconsin protesters concerned with protecting their collective bargaining rights. Local news outlets are anticipated to cover the event and, if history is an indicator, national reporters may or may not be on scene.
Following is the AFL-CIO rally announcement:
What: SOLIDARITY RALLY FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS
When: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Steps of the state Capitol, Little Rock, Ark.
In a show of support for our brothers and sisters in Wisconsin who are fighting to keep their collective bargaining rights and also those legislators who have fled the state in support of workers’ rights, the Arkansas AFL-CIO will join with working families, community, and faith organizations of Arkansas for a Solidarity Rally on the steps of the State Capitol Building on Tuesday, February 22nd at 11:30 a.m.
Wisconsin’s Governor is waging a vicious attack on working people of our nation. The rally is intended to show solidarity with tens of thousands of people who have taken to the streets and statehouse in Madison, Wisconsin and Columbus, Ohio to protest legislation that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for state and local public employees there.
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PLEASE WEAR RED AS A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY.
Additional information can be found at the Little Rock, AFL-CIO page on Facebook as well as the Wisconsin AFL-CIO blog which is connected to Facebook.
In related news, last week, I reported on the drastic budget cuts proposed for the National Weather Service on Yahoo! News to include an interview with a union steward from the National Weather Service Employee Organization.
So at the risk of seeming a mere messenger for labor unions, it is due to time constraints from other beats and platforms (both local and national) that this event is posted ‘as is’ without additional context – a situation I am looking to remedy.
Amid issues such as joblessness, homelessness, the budget deficit, tea party events and earthquakes, many concerns are outside the scope of “Little Rock, Internet.”
Meanwhile, readers are encouraged to get the “full story” to make an informed political decision concerning their rights and wallets.
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