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Skip to comments.Protestors Ransack Bush/Cheney Headquarters In Orlando (with photos)
Posted on 10/06/2004 1:04:43 AM PDT by kcvl
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A group of protestors stormed and then ransacked a Bush-Cheney headquarters building in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, according to Local 6 News.
Local 6 News reported that several people from the group of 100 Orlando protestors face possible assault charges after the group forced their way inside the Republican headquarters office.
While in the building, some of the protestors drew horns and a mustache on a poster of President George W. Bush and poured piles of letters in the office, according to the report.
"We told them to leave, they broke the law," Republican headquarters volunteer Mike Broom said.
Two protestors received minor injuries when the crowd stormed the building, including a Republican volunteer.
One of the protestors said she wanted to send a message.
"We want to send a clear message to Bush, we want him to take his hands off our overtime pay," protestor Esmeralda Heuilar said.
A spokesperson with the AFL-CIO told Local 6 News that the Orlando protest did not go as planned.
A protest similar to Orlando's demonstration was held at a Bush-Cheney office in Miami at the same approximate time, Local 6 News reported.
Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.
He ain't touched your stupid overtime pay Esmeralda. Fitting name for a witch doncha think?
It happened in our Miami office on Lejune Road. 200 hundred of them showed up and pushed the staff around.
Don't you just love how "tolerant" they are.
Workers nationwide protest Bushs overtime pay take-away.
Oct. 5Thousands of workers in 17 cities across the country protested President George W. Bushs overtime pay take-away today. Bushs new overtime pay rules, which took effect Aug. 23, will take overtime pay from a projected 6 million workers.
Wonder if they were wearing brown shirts.
Our side has taken off the gloves, rhetorically.
And the Left is losing it, palpably.
Everyone needs to start watching their backs better. These people are capable of most anything.
815 16th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 637-5000
Fax: (202) 637-5058
You'll get your overtime pay back when you're drafted. Didn't you read the fine print in your no-bid contract?
The Bush administration is taking food from our families by taking our overtime pay, says John Goldstein, president of the Milwaukee County Labor Council, which organized a rally of more than 200 people outside the BushCheney headquarters in West Allis, Wis. We wanted to send a clear message to President Bush that thousands of workers and voters dont want him to take their overtime pay.
The workers delivered some 200,000 postcards to BushCheney campaign headquarters, federal buildings and U.S. Department of Labor offices in the various cities. The postcards called on Bush to withdraw his overtime pay take-away in the face of overwhelming public opposition and repeated votes in Congress to protect workers overtime pay.
Several BushCheney headquarter operations refused to let the workers inside to deliver the postcards.
Bush has ignored two votes in the U.S. House of Representatives and three in the U.S. Senate to stop the administration from cutting workers paychecks. Since the Bush administration announced the overtime pay cuts in March 2003the first major rollback of worker pay protections in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) since it was passed in 1938workers have sent more than 1.6 million letters, e-mails and faxes in protest.
As a U.S. senator, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry voted to protect workers overtime rights in the face of the Bush administrations assault on the FLSA.
Living up to the reputation?
The face of the domestic enemy. Nazi/Commie Rats, all of em.
Workers brought boxes of postcards to Bush-Cheney campaign headquarters in Detroit, asking President Bush to take back his overtime pay cut.
These "protesters" would have beat up little old ladies and kids had they been there. Terrorists trying to disrupt the election process?
Still Time to Block Overtime Pay Take-Away
Although the new overtime pay rules are now in effect, they can be blocked or repealed by Congress. Most recently, the House, in a bipartisan 223193 vote, passed an amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill Sept. 9 that would force the Labor Department to repeal the new overtime pay cuts.
The Senate Appropriations Committee Sept. 15 also passed an amendment to the same appropriations bill forcing the Labor Department to repeal its new overtime pay cuts. Both the Senate and House versions of the bill now include identical language on overtime. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who authored three amendments to block Bushs overtime pay grab, is working with Democrats and moderate Republicans to make sure this overtime protection stays in the final version of the bill.
Meanwhile, thousands of workers have sought advice from Ask a Lawyer About Overtime Pay, an online feature giving website visitors the opportunity to e-mail questions concerning the new overtime pay regulations and read answers from a wage-and-hour attorney. Launched in August by WORKING AMERICA, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, the site also includes an overtime pay survey enabling workers to see whether their overtime pay could be at risk under Bushs new regulations.
Tell President Bush to take back his overtime pay cut.
20 across the country ????