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Union Workers Compelled to Protest Army hospital [and FR in the news...]
BNN ^ | Oct. 25. 07

Posted on 10/25/2007 1:47:30 PM PDT by Posting

Union Workers Compelled to Protest Army hospital

October 22nd, 2007 by Warner Todd Huston

The folks over at FreeRepublic have reported that at one of their pro-troops vigils in front of Walter Reed Army Hospital, a union member told them that he was ordered by his union to attend the nearby anti-war protest.

WASHINGTON, DC, September 28, 2007— The DC Chapter has suspected all along that the dwindling handful of anti-war protestors outside Walter Reed are paid to show up. This week, one of their newbies came by our troop-support rally at the gates by mistake, and spilled the truth: a labor union had recruited this worker to show up at the lefties’ phony “vigil.” The worker’s remarks clearly revealed that standing outside the Walter Reed Army Medical Center with anti-war signs wasn’t a personal choice, but a workplace commitment demanded by a union representative.

Our rally must have looked a lot more attractive, even at a glance—in fact, that’s what this unionized worker said. I’m going to avoid describing this person’s looks or gender, to avoid making trouble. Why? Because this office worker’s confusion appeared sincere, revealing that the decision to be there wasn’t intentional; in fact, the person didn’t really seem to know what either demonstration was about.

The fellow that the Freepers spoke to was a member of the O.P.E.I.U., the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local no. 2.

So, why, exactly, is a union forcing their members to attend anti-war rallies?

Is that truly union business?

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TOPICS: Free Republic; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: antiwar; antiwarprotestors; vigil

1 posted on 10/25/2007 1:47:31 PM PDT by Posting
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To: Posting

BTTT


2 posted on 10/25/2007 1:51:48 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Posting

http://www.opeiu-local2.org/

Nuff said just by looking at their front page


3 posted on 10/25/2007 1:58:46 PM PDT by Domandred (Eagles soar, but unfortunately weasels never get sucked into jet engines)
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To: Posting

“why, exactly, is a union forcing their members to attend anti-war rallies?”

They’ve been doing so for years now. For example, unions are one of the leading anti war protest organizers in Baltimore. In fact, one such union is represents public employees. Years back (2003 or 2004), I came upon a posting by a guy organizing a protest in Baltimore using his union email address. I called him to ask this very question, he didn’t respond very well.


4 posted on 10/25/2007 2:00:51 PM PDT by enough_idiocy (www.daypo.net/test-iraq-war.html)
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To: enough_idiocy

Because unions suck and are an un-American institution.


5 posted on 10/25/2007 2:11:09 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Jet Jaguar

bttt


6 posted on 10/25/2007 2:19:58 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Columbia = Ayatollah U.)
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To: Posting

A man who lets himself be ordered around by a union boss is not a man at all.


7 posted on 10/25/2007 2:21:41 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: enough_idiocy
Do not forget these "brave" union thugs who tore the welcome
banner from a young girl and laughed at her tears.



8 posted on 10/25/2007 2:23:09 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: Domandred

You mean their cartoon on Bush too...


9 posted on 10/26/2007 8:59:10 AM PDT by Posting (Beware of Islamization of some Arab "Christians")
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