***EVENT POSTPONED FOR STRATEGIC REASONS.*** PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS 404-913-9595. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH ABOUT NEXT STEPS TO KEEP THE HEAT ON GA LABOR COMMISSIONER MARK BUTLER.
Justice for School Workers.
The Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler unlawfully cut off unemployment benefits to laid off school workers this summer. The US Department of Labor (DoL) called him out for violating state and federal guidelines and threatened to cut off $72 million in federal administrative grants to the GA DoL if he did not immediately reinstate the benefits. Butler has since replied to the US DoL with the help of GA attorney general Sam Olens claiming that he is following state and federal guidel ines and asking the US DoL to reconsider their stance.
We will be gathering at the regional US DoL office in Atlanta to thank them for their initial stand against Butler's attack on Georgia's school workers (bus drivers, food service workers, janitors, crossing guards). However, it is imperative for the well being of tens of thousands of school workers and their families that this issue is resolved expediently. We need the US DoL to press Mark Butler to follow basic state and federal guidelines. School workers are in debt from the summer and any delays in paying back the denied unemployment is immoral and unlawful.
Please join us at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center to thank the US DoL for doing the right thing the first time and to urge them to follow through with their commitment.
Thursday October 4th
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Building 61 Forsyth Street, SW.
If you can make a sign please do! Otherwise we will have some signs for folks.
"US DoL, Right the First Time"
"Butler hurts school workers"
By MARTA: go to Five Points station and exit on the Forsyth street side. The Sam Nunn Federal center is about 200 yards to the left after exiting the station.