Remember how in 2011 Wisconsin’s newly-elected Governor Scott Walker and his allies in the state’s legislature passed a law cutting teachers and public employees’ collective bargaining rights? Three years later, that has meant lower wages, stolen pensions and lost healthcare benefits for thousands of Wisconsin union members and a devastating impact on their state and local economies.

Come to a forum to hear from Wisconsin teachers, public employees and union leaders who witnessed what they thought “could never happen” in their home state. We’ll also have break-out discussions for planning how to make sure Connecticut is “Not Wisconsin” now or in the future.

WHEN: Saturday, April 5 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM.

WHERE: Middletown High School Auditorium, located at 200 LaRosa Ln. in


HOW: Click here to RSVP to attend — pastries will be served at 8:30AM and a light lunch provided at 12:00PM.

Click here for more information, a map and a flyer you can print and share with your colleagues. The event is open to all public service workers and their families.

On April 5th, let’s take the first steps to protecting public workers’ rights and benefits from a “Wisconsin moment” here in Connecticut.