on Wisconsin

New Action initiated a bipartisan resolution in support of our colleagues and all public workers in Wisconsin, and linking their struggle to our own. As soon as it is approved, we will publish it.

Without waiting for the resolution, we have proposed several specific steps for the UFT to consider taking:

  • Publicize what’s happening
  • Hold a press conference, and bring out lots of members to it
  • Request a voluntary $5 a member donation for a solidarity fund
  • Make a UFT $$$ contribution to our struggling colleagues
  • Set a “wear red for Wisconsin” day
  • Work with other NYC unions to build a demonstration in support for workers in Wisconsin
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6 Responses to “on Wisconsin”


  1. 1 chaz February 21, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    All the unions and factions must work together against this political attack against us.

    • 2 MIchael Shulman March 7, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      Chaz- The eight New Action Executive Board members initiated the UFT resolution on Wisconsin. On Monday, March 7, we are putting forward a concrete proposal for actions vis a vis Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, etc. We are disappointed that the UFT did not communicate with the membership about solidarity actions in NYC during Presidents’ week. There is nothing preventing all caucuses to work together on this issue–and many others. New Action is prepared to work with all.

  2. 3 Zulma Villalba February 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Is it possible to send a UFT member to Wisconsin to support them in their struggle for justice?

    • 4 MIchael Shulman March 7, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      Zulma- The UFT is considering buses to several states including Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, etc. It’s unclear whether the UFT will send in-service members or retirees, given some of the distances. Will keep you updated.


  1. 1 New Action website « JD2718 Trackback on February 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm
  2. 2 UFT Resolution on Wisconsin « New Action – UFT Trackback on March 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm
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