The protests in support of collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin have been joined by the Union Cab cooperative, whose members have blogged about the governors' rollback of labor rights and who created a cab convoy that drove down State Street and around the capitol to support the rights of Wisconsin public sector workers, stating "we want to be clear -- Union Cab doesn't make political endorsements. We don't consider basic worker rights political, we consider them as basic human rights."
MadWorC - the Madison Worker Cooperative association, has joined the campaign with a press release endorsing the threatened workers' rights: We are a group of cooperatives who believe strongly in workers' rights to participate in the decision making which effects their livelihood and work environment . We've seen the benefits: successful businesses with longevity and meaningful participation in their communities. We strongly oppose any action from the top dog dictating changes that would so drastically effect workers' lives.
Now the call is being put out to your cooperative.
It is time for all co-operatives to stand with Wisconsin workers. Your co-operative needs to send letters supporting workers to the Governor of Wisconsin, the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the Assembly. If you sell products in (or buy products from) Wisconsin, you should also contact those trade groups. It can't be business as usual if this bill passes.