Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ten Steps You Can Take to Support The Justice for School Workers Campaign

About 65,000 School Workers across the State of Georgia have lost access to unemployment benefits ever since GA Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, unilaterally decided to cut these workers off from the unemployment insurance they have been paying into and receiving for over 16 years.  

Georgia's schools workers across the state have begun to stand up against this arbitrary change in the unemployment benefits policy.  It is important to continue this fight and to stand up for restored benefits and stable jobs for theses workers.

School workers,their friends and family members, concerned citizens, and community groups, can take several simple actions to stand up to Mark Butler and make him reverse his unemployment benefits decision.

1. Speak with School Workers, Teachers, Coworkers, Community Organizations, and Other Concerned Individuals about this issue

2. Pass out fact sheets about the issue (Soon to be released)

3. Sign and Share the Online Petition to the Georgia Department of Labor, and encourage everyone you know to also sign and share the petition

4. Distribute paper petitions/sign-up sheets to gather signatures and local support

5. Host meetings on how to address the issue within your community 

6. Plan events, press conferences, protests, rallies at your nearest GA Department of Labor Offices to pressure Mark Butler to reinstate benefits for school workers

7. Recruit members of your community to take part in these actions 

8. Share info on the issue over Email, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc., 
(Follow Atlanta Jobs with Justice on Email, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, to receive updates)

9. Contact Mark Butler at the Georgia Department of Labor and tell him to reinstate unemployment benefits for school workers across the state
Call him at 404-232-7300 & Email him at Commissioner@gdol.ga.gov

10. Contact Atlanta Jobs with Justice for any help and support by email at admin@atlantajwj.org or by phone at 404-913-9595