|WISCONSIN– We are in a state of emergency. The employment crisis will take yet another hit if Senate Bill 207(SB 207) is passed. This bill has already sped through the Assembly (AB 286), reached the Senate table, and will be passed if not challenged immediately. SB 207 gives employers the right to legally discriminate against over 62,000 Wisconsin residents.
Occupy the Hood, a coalition of organizations and individuals, is demanding that politicians put reelection hopes aside and represent the best interests of the people. This current piece of legislation is reflective of the solidarity between politicians, corporations, and other employers that are aligned in the exploitation of the working class. The overall unemployment rate in Wisconsin is already a staggering 7.9% and in Milwaukee County alone 9.2% of people are without work. In these trying economic times, Governor Scott Walker promised 250,000 jobs, but instead we are being blindsided by SB 207. Not only will this further inhibit job creation, it also makes Wisconsin less competitive in the global marketplace.
In an effort to counter this covert attack, the voice of the people needs to be heard! The following event will be taking place…
• Wed., November 2, 6pm. A People’s Hearing will be held at Union Hall (ATU), 734 N. 26th St, Milwaukee. We encourage ALL of Wisconsin to attend this hearing to voice their concerns and propose Calls for Action about SB207.
OCCUPY MKE On FaceBook:
Call Representatives “KILL THE BILL”
KILL- AB 286/SB207.
This Bill “SB 207” gives employers the right to legally discriminate against over 62,000 Wisconsin residents, and disproportionately people of color. It allow employers to fire employees and refuse to hire job-seekers who have committed felonies.
* Call senate committee on labor and public service to DELAY SB207 and hold a Public Hearing in Milwaukee!
***And Call Bill supporters Rep. Joel Kleefisch & state Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills).
Tell them to “KILL THIS BILL”: This Assembly Bill 286 was introduced by state Rep. Joel Kleefisch (R-Oconomowoc) and co-sponsored by state Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills)
More Info on the Bill:
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/proposals/sb207 (link to bill)
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=296463610366840 (press release)
http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/132384868.html (press conference)