Wisconsin Unions Threaten Businesses

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  1. Stephanie
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    This right here is THE UNIONS folks.



    That’s a nice business you got there. Pity if anything were to happen to it if, say, you didn’t toe the line and denounce Governor Walker like we’re asking nice-like.

    March 10, 2011

    Mr. Tom Ellis, President

    Marshall & Ilsley Corporation

    770 N. Water Street

    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    SENT VIA FASCIMILE AND REGULAR MAIL

    Dear Mr. Ellis:

    As you undoubtedly know, Governor Walker recently proposed a “budget adjustment bill” to eviscerate public employees’ right to collectively bargain in Wisconsin. ..

    As you also know, Scott Walker did not campaign on this issue when he ran for office. If he had, we are confident that you would not be listed among his largest contributors. As such, we are contacting you now to request your support.

    The undersigned groups would like your company to publicly oppose Governor Walker’s efforts to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public employees in Wisconsin. While we appreciate that you may need some time to consider this request, we ask for your response by March 17. In the event that you do not respond to this request by that date, we will assume that you stand with Governor Walker and against the teachers, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, and other dedicated public employees who serve our communities.

    In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining, please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the goods and services provided by your company. However, if you join us, we will do everything in our power to publicly celebrate your partnership in the fight to preserve the right of public employees to be heard at the bargaining table.


    Wisconsin’s public employee unions serve to protect and promote equality and fairness in the workplace. We hope you will stand with us and publicly share that ideal.

    In the event you would like to discuss this matter further, please contact the executive Director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Jim Palmer, at 608.273.3840.

    Thank you in advance for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    James L. Palmer, Executive Director Wisconsin Professional Police Association

    Mahlon Mitchell,President Professional Professional Fire Fighters

    Jim Conway, President International Association of Fire Fighters Local 311

    John Matthews, Execuctive Director Madison Teachers, Inc.

    Keith Patt, Executive Director Green Bay Education Association

    Bob Richardson, President Dane County Deputy Sheriffs Association

    Dan Frei, Prersident Madison Professional Police Officers Association


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    Just a couple of things.


    1. Seems intersting that some types of unions that supposedly endoresed Governor Walker (Police, Fire Fighter, etc...) are reqretting that decision. I wonder if they are thinking that eventually his actions will be divide an conquer. In other words take on non-public safety related unions now and then do the same things to them later.


    2. Did you decry the use of boycotts from conservative groups in the past because they didn't agree with the political positions of certain businesses? For example, calls to boycott...

    • 7-Eleven,
    • Abercrombie & Fitch,
    • American Airlines,
    • American Girl,
    • Blockbuster Video,
    • Burger King,
    • Calvin Klein,
    • Carl's Jr.,
    • Clorox,
    • Comcast,
    • Crest,
    • Ford,
    • Hallmark Cards,
    • Kmart,
    • Kraft Foods,
    • S. C. Johnson & Son,
    • Movie Gallery,
    • Microsoft,
    • MTV,
    • Mary Kay,
    • NutriSystem,
    • Old Navy,
    • IKEA, Sears,
    • Pampers,
    • Procter & Gamble,
    • Target,
    • Tide,
    • Walt Disney Company,
    • and PepsiCo.


    Personally if conservatives use the boycott tactic, why should there be an issue if liberals do that same thing.



    [DISCLAIMER: I'm not a liberal, I've been a registered Republican since 1978. Never been in a Union, live in a "Right to Work" state, and don't plan on joining a union. The post is more of a "those who live in glass houses..." type of thing.]



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    People can boycott whatever they want. Who cares.
     
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    The boycott won't work. Union workers are too pampered to do without their staples.

    So they will resort to vandalism and violence, as unions always do.
     
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    Yep, if conservative can boycott companies they disagree with politically, then union members should have the same right to boycott companies as they choose.

    The AFA or a Union can encourage or call for a boycott, ultimately it is the individual consumer that decides where they want to spend their personal income. The choice then is a personal one.



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