Meetings every Wednesday at 7pm
UWM Union
2200 E. Kewnwood Blvd.
Meetings are usually in Union 280, otherwise check by the union elevators for meeting locations.


SDS @ Paid Sick Days Student Day

Roughly half of the students who volunteered for Paid Sick Days Student Day on 10/25/08 were from SDS. Remember to Vote Yes for Paid Sick Days if you live in the City of Milwaukee. Also see a recent editorial in the UWM Post on Paid Sick Days.


Michael Albert Photos

Thanks to Michael Albert for giving an engaging and thought provoking speech focusing on critical issues constricting the movement and our potential to win. Check out South End Press or ZNet's section on ParEcon for further information. We hope to have a video of the speech online. Albert's books and many South End Press books can be found at People's Books Cooperative in Milwaukee.


Direct Legislation for Worker's Rights: Paid Sick Days Milwaukee!

On November 4th, the Paid Sick Days ordinance will be on ballot as a binding referendum.

SDS has endorsed this campaign since before the petition drive last April. Much thanks to all the work SDS and UWM students have done so far.

We have only a few weeks left to let folks know about this minimum working right. Let's make Milwaukee a healthier place.

This is OUR legislation. Your help and support is needed to make sure this referendum question passes.


WHEN: Saturday, October 25th, 2008
WHERE: UWM Ballroom
TIME: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

We’ll be “hitting the streets” to reach voters
in our neighborhood for Paid Sick Days. Pizza
party afterwards!

RSVP to Dana at


Make UWM Sweatshop Free!

For almost two years SDS has asked the UWM Bookstore to show support for the Designated Suppliers Program (DSP) and drop programs which cannot verify that their products are not made in sweatshops. Local media reports can be found here, here, and here. UWM posted its own response on their main page following the demonstration.


SOIL Presentation

Thank you to everyone who came out to see Kevin and Sarah of Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods speak. Please check their website for more information