Working People In Orange County To Stand As One Against Attacks On The Middle Class

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 – 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.

WHO: Orange County Labor Federation

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

More information:

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.  Workers’ 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. 

Here is the flyer for the vigil.

  4 comments for “Working People In Orange County To Stand As One Against Attacks On The Middle Class

  1. junior
    February 24, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    It cracks me up when I hear liberals whine that we need to:
    “stand together in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin and all working people to defend against attacks on the middle class.”

    Is that a joke or what? Public sector unions do not represent the middle class – they represent the elite “government class.”

    The government class is sucking the lifeblood out of the true middle class – give me a frickin’ break!

  2. StevefromSacto
    February 24, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Old Communist proverb: “My neighbor has a cow that provides his family with milk. I do not have a cow. Please shoot my neighbor’s cow.”

    New Republican proverb: “My neighbor has health insurance and a decent pension. I have a 401(k) and lousy health insurance. Please take my neighbor’s benefits away.”

    Note that I did not say: “Please shoot my neighbor.” Only a few Tea Party nuts and the Deputy Attorney General of Indiana would even consider such a thing.

    • junior
      February 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      The neighbor’s benefits were ill gotten and provided by the mafia.

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