The Texas AFL-CIO and the Austin labor movement are encouraging union and community members to stand up for worker rights and come together to support the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall effort when Governor Scott Walker visits Austin, Texas on Thursday. There will be a Texas-style protest, at noon on Thursday, January 12 at the Hilton Austin downtown at 500 E. 4th Street.
“When Gov. Walker promoted legislation to decimate the workplace rights of Wisconsin public employees, the Texas labor movement took part in a national effort to support Wisconsin working families,” said Texas AFL-CIO President Becky Moeller. “People need to see the pattern. The assault on working families is a coordinated right-wing attack that requires a coordinated defense at every point where the issue of dignity in the workplace is engaged.”
Gov. Walker will be speaking at the right-wing Texas Public Policy Foundation’s annual policy orientation for Texas legislators.
“Wherever Scott Walker goes, working people will stand together to hold him accountable for his union-busting, middle-class destroying agenda which not only hurts people in Wisconsin but hurts working people throughout the country,” said Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “We stand together as one movement to fight for economic equality and social justice in the global economy.”
“We applaud the Texas AFL-CIO for their efforts to expose Scott Walker and his extreme agenda,” said Stephanie Bloomingdale, Secretary-Treasurer of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. “Gov. Walker’s attacks on public employees, education, health care, child labor laws, and voting rights threaten the very fabric of our nation. Fortunately, hard-working men and women are standing up in Texas and in every corner of the United States to say enough is enough.”