The denial of collective bargaining to public sector unions by the state of Wisconsin has been the spark of what has been described as the beginnings of an all-out assault on the middle class in our country. In response, Labor Organizations have begun to mobilize their members in rallys and marches to bring the struggle for worker's rights to the forefront of the attention of the general public.
IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb implores all Los Angeles locals to support the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor's "Our Communities, Our Jobs" march and rally on March 26th. In his letter, he states:
America's working class is under attack and it's time to fight back and create our own hope and change. We need to mobilize our members, along with many other unions and the LA County Federation of Labor, and work together to maximize participation and energize working families across Los Angeles, Southern California and the entire country to fight back.
While this march will be stopping at Ralphs grocery stores to provide support for Ralphs employees whose contract soon expires, solidarity against the attacks on workers rights in the city of Los Angeles and across the country is imperative.
We encourage members of TAG, as well as readers of this blog who are appalled at the national attempts being made to strip the rights of workers to join us at the rally. We look forward to your support here and in future showings of solidarity toward the efforts to end the attack on working men and women.
A copy of the LA County Fed's flier on the march and rally can be found at this link.