Wisconsin Unions to Businesses- you are with us or against us, period

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    Well, I think this is one of there reasons why the fractured rules of collective bargaining and all of the supra state and fed. advantages etc. they receive, has to be rethought.

    Imagine the pressure they bring to bare in negotiations with pols on their benefits, salaries etc. if they are this brazen in public.

    There are or may be other reasons one has sppted. Walker, and, one may be ambivalent as to the rigmarole as to unions etc. , but, this is what I would expect from Tony Soprano or well….Trumka, not from an agency interested in pursing and inspiring serious sppt..

    If I were one of this bus. I would tell them go F themselves on principal alone for threatening me, no matter how I felt as to the issue.




    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 Fire Fighters
    Jim Conway, President
    International Association of Fire Fighters Local 311
    John Matthews, Executive Director
    Madison Teachers, Inc.
    Keith Patt, Executive Director
    Green Bay Education Association
    Bob Richardson, President
    Dane County Deputy Sheriffs Association
    Dan Frei, President
    Madison Professional Police Officers Association

    heres the link with signatures

    http://www.thewheelerreport.com/releases/March11/0310/0310wppa.pdf

    and the source

    UNIONS THREATEN BUSINESS | Newsradio 620 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin News, Talk, Sports, Weather | Charlie Sykes
     
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    I find nothing objectionable about this.
     
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    to each his own.
     
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    Yup. And my 'own' includes support for freedom and a free market. :thup:
     
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    Uh. Career politicians colluding with public employee unions by negotiating on the same side of the table to extract excessive benefits and campaign donations financed by taxpayers is not a Free Market.
     
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    when you get there, give me a holler, I am around a lot on the weekends.
     
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    Trajan, what did you find Soprano-esque about that letter?
     
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    You must've read a different letter than the one in the OP.

    All that one said is they're going to boycott a particular business. That's so free market it would make Milton Freidman blush.
     
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    I have no issue with their intention or threat to boycott [the] businesses who sppt. Walker. They however are not doing that, they are demanding that they repudiate Walker and sppt them as well. That's crossing a line.




    ( full disclosure; I have issues also with say; protesters showing up at peoples homes, getting fired from their jobs because of causes they politically sppt. , all of which has happened [ not here but in similar situations], yet the msm ignores this all)
     
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    you're right I did read a different letter, from you, because you didn't read the letter HERE, maybe in an alternate forum somewhere ;) because thats not what that letter says, here, in this thread, in my OP......
     

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