Rally in Columbus!
If you want to go to Columbus and need a ride email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP and we we help you get there!
The labor and community coalition against SB5 is calling for a rally:
Tues. March 1 starting 10am
And going all day long!
West Lawn of the Statehouse
National and state level leaders will be on hand to speak to the crowds.
The Senate Republicans are expected to vote it out of committee AND vote it out of the Senate in the same day. Please come to Columbus for this event! This bill is moving at lightning speed so we must make our biggest showing yet on the Statehouse grounds.Beginning at 8:30am, AAUP members are invited to come to the new Ohio Conference AAUP office at 137 East State Street, Columbus, 43215 for coffee and pastries. The office is only a half block from the Statehouse. (Parking options are shown on the attached map.)
Check out the AAUP Facebook page to offer a ride or look for a carpool. The Cincinnati Labor Federation will once again be chartering buses to Columbus. Check this website for more details: http://protectohiofamilies.com/. I'll also pass along more details as I receive them.
And at UC:
Cincinnati, OH - 24 February 2011 - On Tuesday, March 1, University of Cincinnati students will continue to show their opposition to Senate Bill 5 and the impending budget cuts. After a day of education, students will gather on UC’s McMicken Commons at 3:00 pm to rally against SB5. Students will then march through campus to the intersection of Clifton and MLK, where they will make their opinion visible to the public.
Last Monday, nearly 60 students, professors, and staff braved the rain to rally against SB 5 and deliver a letter to UC President Gregory Williams asking for his support. This Tuesday we will be even louder and show UC, Cincinnati, and Ohio that students support public workers, that we support our professors, that we will not roll over peacefully to budget cuts and tuition hikes, and that we support the democratic right of workers everywhere to collectively bargain.
“This is not a one-time thing,” says rally organizer Kyle Galindez. “First they go after firefighters, professors, and other workers. Next they'll go after the students.”
Senate Bill 5 would strip public workers of many rights that unions have gained, including the right to collectively bargain. It would affect large numbers of UC staff and faculty, including professors, groundskeepers, librarians, and others. This bill threatens professors’ right to collectively bargain not only about salaries and benefits, but also about how they teach their classes.
Stand up and defend our school and defend our future! Everyone is encouraged to join the action: students, professors, workers, and community members.
For more information contact Elisabeth Ampthor at 419.344.3149