International Associations of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW or Machinists) from the Greater Milwaukee area flooded the phone bank at the Wisconsin AFL-CIO this week. Machinists took over the phones as part of the affiliate ‘Adopt the Dialer Night’ program. Machinists from Local Lodge 66 made calls for hours to talk with voters about Mary Burke, Martha Lanning and Penny Bernard Schaber and how they are candidates who will put working families first.
“I’m ready to hit the phones to talk with fellow machinist members, encouraging them to vote on Nov. 4,” said Staniszwski. “I’ve got to do my part because I can’t sit on the sidelines and wait for other people to do it anymore. Scott Walker is ready to make Wisconsin a right to work state and I’m tired of him doing things to hurt working people. A Right to Work law would hurt every single person in Wisconsin, not just union members. Walker wants to drive down all our wages until we’re a third world country. This is America, workers deserve a living wage.”
Bunny Browning, who works at the Labor Education and Training Center, spends her days helping workers achieve a successful transition to new employment through involvement in Dislocated Worker Programs. She sees people impacted by Walker’s poor economic policies every day. She volunteered her time because she is ready to see jobs and employment opportunities for more Wisconsin workers.
“We have to do everything we can to get Mary Burke elected so we can move Wisconsin forward,” said Browning. “I know Mary Burke will do a much better job at creating good jobs for workers all over Wisconsin. Gov. Walker’s been no good for Wisconsin. He has been a jobs failure.”
Wisconsin is ready to move forward with Mary Burke. Wisconsin is ready for good jobs and worker rights. Wisconsin is ready to get rid of Scott Walker.