Electricity workers to strike next week will focus on the $4 billion plan to upgrade and expand our power system, which will allow us to meet our goal of having 50 percent renewable energy by 2020,» UAW President Dennis Williams said in a statement Friday
Electricity workers to strike next week will focus on the $4 billion plan to upgrade and expand our power system, which will allow us to meet our goal of having 50 percent renewable energy by 2020,» UAW President Dennis Willi포커ams said in a statement Friday. «We believe that this plan and actions by the City of Milwaukee and our union leaders are the only realistic way to ensure that our state’s public utility can maintain an adequate level of clean energy to meet its obligations and protect our air and water and keep our communities safe.»
There are already signs that the union may be pushing for a strike. Earlier this month, four water workers at the Milwaukee Water Works called off their strike after a contract expired on August 1. They were only given one day of notice and it was widely believed they wouldn’t strike and return to work.
«We are not going to allow ourselves to be dictated to, by management in the event of future strike actions,» WICWA President Susan L. Davis said.
It’s worth noting that workers at the city’s three water utilities are not unionized. If they chose to strike, they might face a different set of problems than those faced by some workers at the Waukesha Valley Water Works.
Union leaders at the Waukesha Valley Water Works have a lot on their plates, from paying for their family members to providing for their families.
«They’re very important for us,» said Paul Smith, president of the CIO Water Works, the main water utility in the region. «If anything happened to us in the next year, it would be a very, very tough time for our community and this is an example of why that is. It’s a case that makes it difficult for us to keep people employed and not cause a shutdown of the entire community.»
What’s more, a third of the county’s public water systems are owned by Waukesha County, with four utilities (the Metropolitan Water Repertory,크레이지 슬롯 the Milwaukee West 세종안마 세종출장샵Water Works, the Water District and the Waukesha River Authority) in the county that all own a majority of their assets.
That makes any strike hard to predict, especially given that there aren’t any signs at all of union support. Local leaders do have other concerns.
«The people that work for them in their community want these people that are doing the jobs to have a decent living and not to lose their homes and their retirement,» said James M. Murphy, a longtime Waukesha County resident who has bee