Neutral means 'no'

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
"Members of Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, have begun circulating letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin, asking them to support workers’ rights by putting up a sign in their windows.

If businesses fail to comply, the letter says, “Failure to do so will leave us no choice but (to) do a public boycott of your business. And sorry, neutral means 'no' to those who work for the largest employer in the area and are union members."
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in the article WSEU circulating boycott letters, is reporting that Wisconsin State Employees Union has started sending letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin. These letters are threatening a boycott unless the businesses display a sign supporting the Union in its battle with Gov Walker. Union officials claim these letters are also being sent out in other parts of the State.

Bear in mind, this is not just boycotting businesses that contributed to Walker and the Republicans, it is threatening a boycott against any business that will not overtly support them. It is a naked attempt to politicize small businesses and main street.

What next? Boycotts for businesses that don't contribute to Democrats? It is a mere step away from running a protection racket and it is a completely contemptible strategy.

By the way, I got the picture for this post off of the SEIU website. Entertainingly enough, considering the topic of this thread, it is from a flyer they were whining about that 'unfairly' complained about Union intimidation. Poor little angels.

Finally, if you want to help the folks in Wisconsin squaring off against the Unions, the blog Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion has a post, Help Get This Ad On The Air In Wisconsin, that gives information how to contribute money to offset Union money being spent on TV ads for their upcoming Supreme Court Judge election. It's a good cause.


peterj said...

Union members are pawns in a game most of them do not understand. They see their way of life under attack with the perception that the other side will not rest until everything they have taken for granted in more than 60 years is destroyed.
It was not difficult to see this coming. A country can not shut down thousands of factories , kick millions of workers to the curb and then expect life to go on as before. A middle class can not buy the cheap products coming from China if they are broke and unemployed. No government institutions or defence related were outsourced but the tax base was decimated and now the sh*t is hitting the fan.The large corporations pay little in taxes and union workers are the most logical to be sacrificed next. They are the standard bearers for good pay and benefits and once they are brought to heel , the employment and wage standards will start to decline for everyone else.
The next few years will get very ugly and the impact and escalating unrest will be felt by everyone.

Bob said...