The Milwaukee GMB from time to time will host, cohost or join with other organization's event. These events will be posted here as well as other events or happenings that workers may find an interest in. For events run by another organization there will be a brief discription and a link to further information on the host organization's website or blog.
Every year WisCOSH, workers and unions gather to remember those workers killed on the job or who died due to exposures to hazards in the workplace. This year WisCOSH will hold a joint News Conference in Madison at the Capitol Building, a Memorial Service at Zeidler Union Square in Milwaukee and a Fundraiser Dinner at the APWU Hall which is a couple blocks from the park. More info. Once again the Milwaukee GMB is supporting the fundraiser by donating $100.00. Profit from the dinner is split between WisCOSH and a fund dedicated to the maintenance and upkeep of Zeidler Union Squar Park - Milwaukee's only park dedicated to workers, built and designed by workers from part's manufacutred in SouthEastern WI.
The Commemoration of the 125th Anniversary of the Bay View Tragedy takes on heightened significance this year as the State of Wisconsin is in the midst of an upheaval of activity surrounding the rights of working people and their unions.
The event is to be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Bay View Rolling Mills State Historical marker site at S. Superior St. and E. Russell Ave., on Milwaukee’s lakefront. It commemorates the tragedy of May 5, 1886 when the State Militia shot into some 1,500 workers marching in an 8-hour-day rally and killed seven in front of the old Bay View Rolling Mills, then Milwaukee’s largest manufacturing plant. More info.
The Milwaukee GMB will march in the May Day activities and bring our flags, banners and regalia to the Rolling Mill Massacre Memorial and show Governor Walker that the threat of calling out the National Gaurd against the worker peacably redressing their government for transgressing worker's human right's will not silence our voice but only grow the awakening masses and awaken our collective strength. Neither do we recognize your power to take from anyone rights belonging to any human and challenge your ability to do so. You cannot induce the worker to beg, bow nor serve at the will of your paymasters.