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Attention, taxpayers and Tea Party activists. The Purple Army is coming to your town. Don’t let these Big Labor goons monopolize the protest square like they monopolize government workers.

Here’s their current schedule over the next four days nationwide via the SEIU website. All hands on deck:

2/21 – Helena, MT

2/21 – Carson City, NV

2/21 – Raleigh, NC

2/21 – Austin, TX

2/21 – Madison, WI

2/22 – Sacramento, CA

2/22 – Denver, CO

2/22 – Des Moines, IA

2/22 – Annapolis, MD

2/22 – Boston, MA

2/22 – Springfield, MA

2/22 – St. Paul, MN

2/22 – Santa Fe, NM

2/22 – Columbus OH

2/22 – Providence, RI

2/22 – Montpelier, VT

2/22 – Madison, WI

2/23 – Hartford, CT

2/23 – Atlanta, GA

2/23 – Scranton, PA

2/24 – Canton, OH

Here’s a list of events coming up in your state this week. The list will continue to grow, probably by the hour, so keep checking back in. Use the sign-up form to the right and one of our organizers will be in touch with more information about the event.

Events on Monday February 21, 2011 (All times local)



Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Montana State Capitol

Address: 1301 East 6th Avenue – Helena, Montana



Time: 12 P.M.

Location: Nevada State Capitol

Address: 101 North Carson Street – Carson City, NV 89701

North Carolina


Time: 12 P.M. Location:

Address: 1 East Edenton Street – Raleigh, NC 27601


Candlelight March and Vigil

Time: 6:45 P.M.

Location: Meet at TX AFL-CIO

Address: 1106 Lavaca St. – Austin, TX. 78701



Time: All Day

Location: State Capitol

Address: 2 East Main Street – Madison, WI. 53702

Events on Tuesday February 22, 2011 (All times local)



Time: 5:30 P.M.

Location: State Capitol West Steps

Address: 1315 10th Street – Sacramento, CA 95814



Time: 12:00 P.M.

Location: Colorado State Capitol

Address: 200 East Colfax Avenue (West Steps) – Denver, CO. 80203



Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Iowa State Capitol

Address: 1007 East Grand Avenue – Des Moines, IA



Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Lawyers’ Mall, Maryland State House

Address: 100 State Circle – Annapolis, MD. 21401



Time: 4:00 PM

Location: State House

Address: 1 Ashburton Pl – Boston, MA 02108



Time: 4:00 PM

Location: City Hall Steps

Address: 36 Court Street – Springfield, MA 01103



Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Minnesota State Capitol

Address: 75 Constitution Ave – St. Paul, MN 55101



Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Capitol Building

Address: 1395 Dublin Rd – Columbus, OH 43215

New Mexico


Time: 12:15 PM

Location: East Side of the State House

Address: 490 Old Santa Fe Trl # 219 – Santa Fe, NM 87501

Rhode Island


Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Rhode Island State House

Address: 90 Smith St – Providence, RI 02903



Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Vermont State Capitol Building

Address: 115 State Street – Montpelier, VT. 05602



Time: All Day

Location: State Capitol

Address: 2 East Main Street – Madison, WI. 53702

Events on Wednesday February 23, 2011 (All times local)



Time: 12:00 PM

Location: State Capitol Building, West Steps

Address: 210 Capitol Avenue – Hartford, CT. 06106



Time: 4:00 PM

Location: State Capitol Building

Address: 206 Washington St – Atlanta, GA, 30334



Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Lackawana Court House

Address: 200 Adams Avenue – Scranton, PA 18503

Events on Thursday February 24, 2011 (All times local)


Protest against Governor Kasich

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Canton Civic Center

Address: 1101 Market Ave N. – Canton, Oh 44702


In Wisconsin, S EIU president Mary Kay Henry, Andy Stern’s successor, will drop in for a mob pep talk and Democrat canvassing.


Over the past week, I’ve been sharing e-mails from public school teachers — compulsory union members — who are disgusted by their Big Labor bosses’ power-preservation attempts.

Another educator in Pennsylvania shared the note the teachers’ union there sent out to members orchestrating “solidarity” events:

Members, Please wear red Tuesday to show solidarity with Wisconsin teachers!

Speak up for workers’ rights

Show your support:

Wear red on Tuesday, Feb. 22

Sign the online petition supporting workers’ rights.

Print “We Are One” stickers to share with your colleagues.

(Avery Labels #5164)

Join Wisconsin employees’ solidarity vigil on Facebook.

ACTION NEEDED – The right to bargain is under attack

Dear PSEA Member,


On Tuesday, February 22, make a small but important gesture to help your colleagues across the nation. PLEASE WEAR SOMETHING RED TO WORK. As I write this e-mail, education employees and other public employees in Wisconsin and Ohio are being threatened with losing their right to collectively bargain. Many years of hard fought gains may be wiped out with a single vote in their legislatures.

Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker is proposing to wipe away decades of collective bargaining for teachers, support staff, and other public workers in Wisconsin. The right to organize, the right to bargain health insurance or prep time, the right to have a voice in the profession – all of those things and more are under attack in Walker’s budget bill.

Ohio: Sen. Shannon Jones revealed the language of Senate Bill 5, a bill that will have a significant impact on public employees. SB5 eliminates collective bargaining for state employees, police officers, fire fighters and employees of higher education institutions, and significantly undermines collective bargaining for K-12 employees.

What would happen if you didn’t have a union to bargain your salary and benefits?

* What would your salary be?

* How much would you be paying for health insurance?

* Would you have a pension?

PSEA members are beginning to ask how they can show their support for their colleagues in Wisconsin and Ohio and to demonstrate their support for unions having the right to collectively bargain.

Here are two things you can do to show your support for the right to collectively bargain:

1. Show your support by wearing red on Tuesday Feb. 22. Take pictures at your work site and send them to PSEA Communications or share them on PSEA’s Facebook page. Call your colleagues to make sure they know about wearing red on Tuesday. Our theme is, “We Are One.”

2. Sign the online petition:

In Solidarity,

Jim Testerman

PSEA President

(Republished from by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology • Tags: SEIU, Tea Party, Unions, Wisconsin