Today's Date: January 24, 2022
FORMER FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP TO BE SPECIAL GUEST AT VAST'S TULIPS AND TOPIARIES HIGH TEA IN NAPLES, FLORIDA   •   Enterprise Connect 2022 Expands Conference Program, Adding Keynotes from Google Cloud, Microsoft and RingCentral   •   Free, Same-Day Cervical Cancer Screening & Prevention Tool Gives Women with Low-Income Access to Swift Diagnosis & Treat   •   MEDIA ALERT – With the 2022 tax filing season starting next week, taxpayers need to be aware of new complexities   •   Government of Canada launches call for proposals for national funders to support charities and not-for-profits   •   University of Phoenix Sponsors Social Roots Mental Health Summit   •   50 of the Nation's Top Black Women Business Owners Join Forces to Access More Contracts, Capital and Community   •   AVYA Skincare Selected as A Brand to Watch in 2022   •   RUBICON POINT PARTNERS ACQUIRES HISTORIC "CROWN JEWEL OF OAKLAND" ROTUNDA BUILDING   •   CPAmerica Announces Jackie Cardello as Chair, Appoints Three New Members to Board of Directors   •   Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Announces Pay With Change Initiative, Mandating New Standards For Advertising In 2022 Issue: Progres   •   carafem Adds Rhode Island to Growing Number of U.S. States That Can Access Its Affordable, Convenient Abortion Pill by Mail Serv   •   Cook Center for Human Connection Partners with American Federation of Teachers’ Share My Lesson Platform to Offer Student   •   Suni Sreepada Joins Ropes & Gray in New York as a Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice   •   ZT Corporate Appoints First Female Chief of Staff   •   The Estée Lauder Companies to Webcast Discussion of Fiscal 2022 Second Quarter Results on February 3, 2022   •   The Government of Canada Announces Call for Concepts for the Black-led Philanthropic Endowment Fund   •   Expedia Group Reveals Industry Outlook and Predictions for 2022   •   LaunchTech provides scholarships for twelve underrepresented girls from Western New York and North and Central Alabama to attend   •   Koi Nation Partners with Chickasaw Nation as Developer and Operator of Shiloh Casino & Resort in California
Bookmark and Share

NAACP JOINS WISCONSIN FRAY

 

MADISON, WI - NAACP Units from across Wisconsin marched to the State Capitol over the weekend to participate in a rally in solidarity with Wisconsin’s public employees and support the rights of all employees to collectively bargain. Accordingly, the NAACP urged the Assembly and Senate to reject the proposed “Budget Repair Bill”.

The bill threatens to effectively extinguish the right of public employees to bargain over any term and condition of employment other than wages. Unions could still represent workers but could not seek pay increases above the Consumer Price Index, unless approved by a referendum of voters.

The NAACP is sensitive to the State of Wisconsin’s financial condition. We are also cognizant that teachers and other public employees have made financial concessions in the past, and are prepared to make concessions today. However, they are not willing to sacrifice their hard fought right to collectively bargain, and rightfully so. We stand in solidarity with them.

The non-partisan Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau reports that for the remainder of 2011 and through 2013 Wisconsin’s general tax fund collections will be about $ 202.8 million lower than was previously estimated. The bureau attributed more than half of the change ($117.2 million) to recently proposed tax cuts for bug businesses and changes in the treatment of health savings accounts.

Middle class/low-income workers, whether private or public, were not responsible for the circumstances which led to the greatest economic downturn in decades. It is unfair to rest the rescue on their shoulders, particularly at a time when wealthy big businesses are being rewarded with tax cuts.

Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News, Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

NAACP members join the March against anti-worker policies

 

Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News, Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

NAACP Wisconsin State Conference President Tom White waits to address the rally

Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News, Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

 

President White Addresses the crowd at the Wisconsin State Capitol 

 

 

A "Save the American Dream" rally was also held at the Illinois State Capitol where NAACP President Teresa Haley served as Chair. 

The Illinois NAACP stood with labor groups from across the state to protect the rights of workers to engage in the process of collective bargaining. The NAACP opposes the continued elimination of public sector jobs which only adds to our nation’s unemployment misery.

The NAACP will conduct voter registration and education of voters on key civil rights issues like collective bargaining through the general election Nov. 6, 2012. Groups that participated in the “Save the American Dream,” rally included: Moveon.org, AFSCME Council 31, Latinos for Change, Illinois Education Association , Sauganan Valley Sierra Club Chapter, Central Illinois Trades and Labor Council, Illinois Federation of Teachers, Carpenters Local 16, Illinois State Conference NAACP.

 

Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News, Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News, Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News, Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

 


STORY TAGS: Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News, Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News