February 24, 2011
1 Day Until State House Unity Rally for Wisconsin Workers
Friday, February 25, 2011 – New Jersey State House – At 12:00 Noon
We urge you, your friends, and family to stand in solidarity with the Wisconsin workers at the State House this Friday, and to be a part of history. Momentum is building across the nation, and with worldwide attention on Wisconsin, this has become a defining moment for the labor movement. WE ARE ONE, and together we will fight as one on behalf of workers’ rights, sending a message that union busting is not a budget solution and that those who created the economic meltdown are the ones who should be held responsible.
National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech & Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan
National Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades President James Williams
National Education Association Vice President Lilly Eskelsen
NJEA President Barbara Keshishian
NJ NAACP President James Harris
President of HPAE & AFT International Vice President Ann Twomey
- Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Stephanie Bloomingdale and two Wisconsin workers, Arlyn Halvorson, AFSCME D.C. 40 and Susan Blaustein, AFSCME D.C. 48
FREE PARKING & SHUTTLE BUS AVAILABLE: You can park your car at Waterfront Park (Trenton Thunder lot on Rt. 29 north) and catch a free shuttle bus to the rally. Shuttles will begin operating at 9:30 a.m. and run continuously through 2:30 p.m. Shuttles will also be running from the Trenton light rail station to the rally and back to the train station during the same time period.
BUS PARKING: Buses can exit Rt. 29 on the Calhoun Street exit and drop off participants on West State Street. Buses should then park at the Sun Bank Center, 81 Hamilton Ave., in Trenton. There will be signs directing the buses to the appropriate lot.
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