Solidarity Rally set for today

The Mississippi State AFL-CIO will host a news conference at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, to express solidarity with the public servants of Wisconsin who are being threatened with losing collective bargaining rights.

The Mississippi AFL-CIO is the state federation of labor representing more than 50,000 members of 25 or more unions throughout Mississippi. Its mission is to improve the lives of working families – to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation.

• WHAT: News Conference-Solidarity Rally
• WHO: Mississippi State AFL-CIO and affiliates
• WHEN: 2 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
• WHERE: First floor rotunda, Mississippi State Capitol
• SPEAKERS: Robert Shaffer, state president, AFL-CIO; Nancy Kent, state president, AFT; Brenda Scott, state president, MASE