Dina Martin, communications consultant, at 650-552-5491
David A. Sanchez, president of the 325,000-member California Teachers Association, released this statement today regarding the vote Wednesday evening by Wisconsin Republicans to ram through their bill attacking working families.
“The California Teachers Association applauds the Wisconsin teachers, the firefighters, the nurses and all public employees and working families who have continued to stand up to the outright attack on the middle class by Gov. Scott Walker and a Republican-dominated Senate. Last night’s vote to strip educators of their bargaining rights revealed the true intentions of the governor, which had nothing to do with a budget crisis and everything to do with union busting, plain and simple. Although this is a setback for the working families of Wisconsin, the Senate’s action has stirred millions of people nationwide who care about workers’ rights and are willing to join us in the fight. CTA will continue to support our colleagues in Wisconsin and we will prevail.”
The 325,000-member CTA is affiliated with the 3.2 million-member National Education Association.