By Doug Cunningham
Millions of American workers coast to coast celebrated Labor Day 2012, taking a family day off to attend parades, cookouts and hear political speeches. In Madison, Wisconsin American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Vice-President Gary Mitchell Vice-President Gary Mitchell said it’s vital that working people – union or non-union – not fall for the Big Lie that Romney-Ryan really cares about workin’ people.
[Gary Mitchell]: “The truth is these guys are not on your side. They’ve been stealing form you for thirty years, ever since Ronald Reagan shifted the money away from workin’ class people to the rich. It only accelerated under Bush and it looks like they want to accelerate it some more. The banana republic of the United States is not where we need to be.”
Dave Branson is Executive Director of the Building and Construction Trades Council of South-Central Wisconsin. He says Republicans want to take away money and union protections from hard-working construction workers when instead the GOP should be supporting Obama initiatives to create construction jobs. Continue reading “Labor Day From The Madison, Wisconsin Perspective – A Call For Workers To Mobilize- 09/03/12”