Friday, February 25, 2011

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD FOR EDUCATORS AND WORKERS’ RIGHTS ~ We Pledge To Stand With America’s Educators, School Support Staff And Workers ~

Go to this website http://www.educationvotes.nea.org/nationalpetition

 and sign the petition that says:

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD FOR EDUCATORS AND WORKERS’ RIGHTS

~ We Pledge To Stand With America’s Educators, School Support Staff And Workers ~

We believe that educators, school support staff, nurses, firefighters and other middle class workers are essential to the well-being and safety of our families and communities.
We believe that working Americans need to use the strength of our numbers to fight for better wages and benefits, job security and safer workplaces.
We believe that the attacks happening in state after state are more of the same old partisan politics in which whatever party is in power tries to hurt the other side.
We believe that while we suffer, the same politicians support tax breaks for corporations and CEOs. Politicians know unions are a check on corporate power, so they are working to weaken or eliminate them.
To fulfill the promise of workers’ role in restoring balance to our economy, protecting and growing the middle class, and sustaining our communities, we urge governors and politicians to:
  • Meet with educators and other public employees to find fair and sensible solutions that are in the best interests of the nation’s middle class, children and families.
  • Stop the power struggle. We need balance that brings our leaders together to create quality jobs and solves the problems hurting middle class families across the country.
  • Do their share by cutting their own high salaries, pensions and perks before asking frontline, middle class workers to sacrifice even more in wage and benefit cuts.
  • Solve the problems of the middle class instead of giving even more power to the corporate CEOs who got them elected.
  • Remember that public employees are our neighbors and friends. They are educators, firefighters, social workers, and police officers. They make a lot of sacrifices and make a big contribution. It’s important not to vilify them or to suggest that somehow they are the cause of state budget problems.
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