Tell Wisconsin: Don't Sacrifice Employee Rights
  • Petitioned Wisconsin Governor

This petition was delivered to:

Wisconsin Governor
Wisconsin State Senate
Wisconsin State House
Wisconsin-002
State Sen. Robert Cowles
Wisconsin-017
State Sen. Dale Schultz
Wisconsin-019
State Sen. Michael Ellis
Wisconsin-014
State Sen. Luther Olsen
Wisconsin-018
State Sen. Richard Gudex
Wisconsin-021
State Sen. John Lehman
Wisconsin-023
State Sen. Terry Moulton
Wisconsin-013
State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald
Wisconsin-032
State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Wisconsin-009
State Sen. Joseph Leibham

Tell Wisconsin: Don't Sacrifice Employee Rights

    1. Iliana Echo
    2. Petition by

      Iliana Echo

      Madison, WI

On Friday, the Governor of Wisconsin announced a plan, to be voted on later this week, to dismantle the collective bargaining rights of state employees and to force state employees to take a sharp pay cut to help pay for benefits. The sweep of this cost-cutting plan got it onto the national news.  As if this wasn't bad enough, Walker has also threatened to call the National Guard on striking workers. Public employees -- and many supporters -- are rising up in outrage over this. It's time to stand up and tell Walker and the rest of the government that these actions are not acceptable.

Several state senators are currently listed as being "on the fence" about this vote. Any pressure we can put on them is key. This petiton is targeted specifically at them and the Governor. Let's try to get 1,000 signatures by the end of this week.

UPDATE: As of February 14th at 11:50 pm, we've now reached our original goal of 1,000 signatures. But in this case, good enough isn't good enough. The goal has now been doubled to 2,000. Let's get there by Thursday. I know we can do it if we try. Keep the pressure on the State Senate.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Iliana Echo
      Petition Organizer

      On Thursday, Wisconsin Judge Sumi ruled that the bill passed in violation of state open meeting laws. The bill has been stopped pending further examination,

    2. Iliana Echo
      Petition Organizer

      In light of recent events, the WI 14 will be returning to the Capitol tomorrow where they believe they can be of the most help, AFL-CIO has confirmed.

    3. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Read more about Republican efforts to separate the collective bargaining portion of the bill

    4. Iliana Echo
      Petition Organizer

      BREAKING: Walker and Republicans may attempt to separate collective bargaining from the rest of the bill and pass it TONIGHT!!!!!!!

    5. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Walker shows signs that he may be starting to give, but not far enough for Democratic law makers

    6. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Protest signs have been removed from the Capitol

    7. WI Teachers and Students Organize Three Day March for Workers' Rights

      Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Dozens of Wisconsin teachers, students and community members will walk three days and almost 100 miles from Milwaukee to Madison this weekend to protest Governor Scott Walker's attacks on public employee unions and public education.
      "We are marching...

    8. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Rick Unger blogs in Forbes that Walker has lost in Wisconsin as his poll numbers plummet

    9. Reached 20 signatures
    10. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Gov. Walker threatens mass layoffs if State Senate Democrats don't return

    11. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Wisconsin Senate Republicans vote for a daily fine on Senate Democrats who have left the state

    12. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Threatens Layoffs as Budget Presentation Looms

    13. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Photos: Wisconsin protests: Sleepover camp in the capitol

    14. Iliana Echo
      Petition Organizer

      Walker reveals full details of proposed budget:

    15. Weldon Kennedy
      Managing Director, Europe

      Police block protestors from entering Wisconsin State Capital

    16. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      A majority of Americans say they oppose efforts to weaken the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions

    17. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Protesters maintain Wis. Capitol sleepover

    18. Wisconsin Solidarity Rallies Today in All 50 States

      Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Massive protests in support of Wisconsin public employees engaged in an historic struggle to save their collective bargaining rights will be held in all 50 state capitals today.
      For information on the solidarity rally nearest to you, click here.
      Two...

    19. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Democratic Governor To Walker: 'You Are Cutting Your Own Throat'

    20. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      Remember when Obama said he would join workers on the picket lines? Where is Mr President?

    21. Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      The State Assembly approved the union-busting bill this morning, but it is stalled until Senate Democrats return to the state

    22. Reached 17 signatures
    23. Iliana Echo
      Petition Organizer

      Walker "thought about" planting troublemakers among the thousands of peaceful demonstrators at the Capitol. Police department finds this unsettling.

    24. Amid Protests, Wisconsin Republicans Target Minority Voters

      Benjamin Joffe-Walt
      Vice President and Chief of Staff

      While massive protests hold the state's attention, Wisconsin Republicans are advancing voting laws that could disenfranchise thousands of the state's poor and minority voters.
      This week, with Democratic Senators still in hiding to prevent a vote on...

    25. Reached 15 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Tina Murray SAN BERNARDINO, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Stop putting the blame on teachers and other public workers for budget shortfalls. They should not have to pay for a problem that they did not create!

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    • Josef Kozaka LEBANON SPRINGS, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      It is almost beyond my imagination that a governor in the United States would stoop so low.

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    • Michael Coleman MANSFIELD, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      I've been an advocate of civil rights, workers' rights and collective bargaining for the better part of 30 years now. What Gov. Walker has done to the working class of Wisconsin is deplorable by all standards of human decency. The fight for workers' rights must never be taken for granted, especially when the Republicans have become total servants to their corporate masters. We must fight on though we be out-financed by the millionairs/billionaires on the right. Our childrens' childrens deserve nothing less than our total committment to "life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness." It can only be achieved through collective bargaining which levels the playing field for us all.

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    • Marie Mckeeman BEND, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or safety" Benjamin Franklin (1759)

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    • Emmett Doyle COLLEGEVILLE, MN
      • over 3 years ago

      Walker and the GOP thugs' actions in breaking the unions have been unacceptable. It's time to show them that labor still has power. It's time for a general strike!

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