On Thursday Feb. 24, working people from throughout Orange County will hold a candlelight vigil to stand together in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin and all working people to defend against attacks on the middle class. Participants will stand with Wisconsin families who are fighting to protect their own basic right to collectively bargain.
Our cause is not about employee benefits or budgets â€“ employees in Wisconsin have already led the way in agreeing to all the concessions necessary to balance the state budget there. We stand together to prevent the further erosion of the middle class and to protect the rights of employees everywhere to have a voice.
Please help us make sure our voices are heard.
WHAT: Candlelight vigil in solidarity with working families across the country, including in Wisconsin.
WHEN: Thursday, February 24 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Santa Ana State Office Building: 28 Civic Center Plz, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Why are we having this event?
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker recently introduced legislation that would eliminate the collective bargaining rights of thousands of working men and women across the state.Â Workersâ€™ rights are under attack in states from Maine to Ohio, from Wisconsin to Florida.
The fundamental right to organize and bargain for better pay, benefits and working conditions improves the lives of all workers and strengthens the middle class. Collective bargaining by unions has produced a minimum wage, 40-hour work week, workplace safety standards, maternity rights, retirement security and health care benefits for American workers.Â
Here is the flyer for the vigil.