Sunday, March 13, 11am – Nation Discussion Group – All Welcome
Tom Paine Cronin will discuss the attack on government workers and their unions.
The first offensive is now underway as the Governor of Wisconsin has just announced his plan to strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights, cut pay and benefits and to deny any negotiations. He has also alerted the National Guard to be ready in the event the workers strike or protest. Government workers are the new scapegoats for the crises of the economic system. It’s alleged that their oversized pay and benefits have saddled the States with crushing debt and are blocking economic recovery.
Tom was President of AFSCME District Council #47, and is now the Director of the Comy Institute for Industrial Relations at St. Joseph’s University.