AFT Local 243 Resolution:
Whereas, Governor Walker has maliciously attacked the labor movement in Wisconsin and, in an effort aimed at destroying public unions in this state, has promoted and signed into law the anti-Collective Bargaining Bill, Act 10; and
Whereas, Governor Walker did not campaign on a platform of destroying public unions, thereby misleading voters as to his intentions; and
Whereas, Scott Walker has violated a human right as set forth in "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights" Article 23 item 4 which states "Everyone has the right to form and join trade unions for the protections of his interests" (Adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948); and
Whereas, Governor Walker is radically defunding public education in Wisconsin to the detriment of every citizen and of future generations; and
Whereas, Governor Walker is actively and continuously eviscerating the social safety net that the citizens of Wisconsin depend upon; and
Whereas, Governor Walker and his allies have by word and deed shown contempt for the open government traditions of the great State of Wisconsin; and
Whereas, the Constitution of Wisconsin provides for the recall of elected officials at the initiative of citizens through petition; and
Whereas, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has pledged to follow citizen initiative in this matter and has shown itself willing and able to provide good candidates in the recalls to date and is likely to do so in any pending recall of Scott Walker; and
Whereas, every extra moment Walker stays in office enables him to further execute his destructive agenda; and
Whereas, hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites are ready and eager to participate in this recall, waiting only for the go-ahead from credible organizations such as Local 243:
Resolved, that AFT Local 243 endorses the movement to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and calls upon union members and the citizens of Wisconsin to expend every effort in the coming months to remove him from office.
Local 243 General Membership Meeting, October 25, 2011.