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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Moore Rallies Wisconsin Workers




THE "FAHRENHEIT 9/11" DOCUMENTARIAN IMPLORES CROWD NOT TO GIVE UP THEIR FIGHT TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS.

Capitalism: A Love Story and Fahrenheit 9/11 directorMichael Moore on Saturday implored demonstrators in Wisconsin to continue fighting Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights.
Moore told the crowd, "We're going to do this together. Don't give up. Please don't give up."
The documentarian also thanked the 14 Democratic state senators that fled the state in order to block the legislation.
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have also opposed the governor's efforts to limit public employee wages, require employees to pay more for pension and health benefits and, perhaps most controversially, constrict the scope of collective bargaining and force public unions to hold yearly votes on whether they should remain in existence.
Crowds have been demonstrating against the measures for weeks in Madison, the state's capitol.

Take to the streets over funding of CSN

Southern Nevada communities could see unrest spill into the streets if the state's community colleges don't get more funding, warns state Sen. John Lee, D-North Las Vegas, compared pent-up angst over a lack of access and support at the College of Southern Nevada.  Lee points to the per student funding disparity between community colleges and University of Nevada, Reno and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

With 15% unemployment and an estimated one in three out of work or earning less than it takes to pay the bills, workers need access to education and training to find new careers and avoid long-term dependence on social services, he said. Las Vegas and other communities with large numbers of working class unemployed are under stress and poised to lash out if more money isn't set aside to improve educational opportunities, Lee said. "It is the poorer classes doing what they need to move back into the middle class,"

A rally is planned Sunday at noon in front of the Bellagio fountains, to show support for all education in Nevada and oppose the governor's proposed deep cuts and wholesale "robbing" of funds from education to pay for other state services.

For additional informmation go the the Las Vegas Review Journal on-line and "shut down the strip."