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We're not broke nor will we be

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"We're not broke nor will we be."  Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute, May 19, 2011.

Policy choices will determine whether rising national income leads to a prosperous middle class

Many policymakers and pundits claim “we’re broke”1 and “can’t afford”2 public investments and policies that support workers. These claims are meant to justify efforts to scale back government programs and public sector workers’ wages and benefits. The “we’re broke” theme also implies that America’s working families should be satisfied with the status quo in terms of wages that have been stagnant for 30 years.

 

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May 21 rally to send message on ed cuts

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 Teachers, workers and families from across Michigan will rally in Lansing on Saturday, May 21, to protest Governor Snyder's drastic cuts to public education. 

Later this month, state legislators are expected to cast a final vote on Gov. Snyder’s plan to cut $564 million from our K-12 schools to pay for a $1.8 billion tax break for corporations. The rally is intended to send politicians the message that it’s time to stop the power struggles, protect our schools, and start working together to create jobs.

The speaking program will take place from 4-6 p.m., May 21, at the State Capitol Building, 100 Capitol Avenue, Lansing.  

The Michigan State AFL-CIO urges citizens concerned about the future of public education in Michigan to join in and make their voices heard "before it's too late!"

Also see http://wearethepeoplemichigan.com/.

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Thousands protest governor's policies

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"We are the People" posterFive thousand citizens gathered at the "We Are the People" rally in Lansing on April 13, protesting the governor's plans to cut education funding, including a 15% cut to public higher education.  

 

Pictured below are LEO Vice President Kirsten Herold and President Bonnie Halloran.

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