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February 25, 2011

TODAY: Grab your Rain Gear and Support Wisconsin Workers at the State House Unity Rally

Friday, February 25, 2011 – New Jersey State House – At 12:00 Noon

 

Come rain, sleet, snow, or ice, union members, students, and community groups stand ready to fight. Today’s rally is about standing as one with Wisconsin workers and producing a showing of solidarity which resonates from the New Jersey State Capitol, across the Delaware, to the heart of the American  Midwest in Madison, Wisconsin. We need you, your friends, family, and all who believe in supporting economic justice for the middle class to be here and stand as one state, one voice, and one movement.

  • 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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