Skip to comments.The union bullies in Wisconsin target businesses
Posted on 03/12/2011 6:52:13 PM PST by jazusamo
March 10, 2011
Mr. Tom Ellis, PresidentMarshall & Ilsley Corporation770 N. Water StreetMilwaukee, 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 DirectorWisconsin Professional Police Association
Mahlon Mitchell,PresidentProfessional Professional Fire Fighters
Jim Conway, PresidentInternational Association of Fire Fighters Local 311
John Matthews, Execuctive DirectorMadison Teachers, Inc.
Keith Patt, Executive DirectorGreen Bay Education Association
Bob Richardson, PresidentDane County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Dan Frei, PrersidentMadison Professional Police Officers Association
Isn’t this considered blackmail?
Nothing like starting out a warning letter with a glaring spelling error!
Must be that 5 star Wisconsin education we keep hearing about from these losers.
One word: extortion.
I’m sure Obie’s Just Us department will be all over this... /s
I think that the police and fire should be included. They support these scum and are placing their names on this. Scott Walker, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
As Karl Denninger pointed out today, two can play at that game. Private businesses can refuse service to government union employees. Don’t sell to them. Don’t provide services to them. Turn them away at every opportunity. The membership will get the message real fast that supporting jackasses like their leadership has consequences.
That's been the modus operandi of labor unions from their very inception. It wasn't that unions were a good idea that was corrupted. They were born in corruption.
By definition unionism is anti-liberty and opposed to freedom.
Wow. Looks like I’ll be moving all accounts to M&I Bank come Monday. :)
Starting in other states, New Hampshire for example:
Here, read it again with this in the background:
FLAGRANT Violation of Taft-Hartley Act......
Hey businesses, come to Texas.
We’ll treat ya right.
You bet it is, most appropriate.
The Mafia were jailed for the same thing...
Only th US Justice Dept can enforce Taft Hartley. I don’t expect that to happen. Absent any legal enforcement, I expect this extortion to work. The threat of boycott of local enterprises is effective since there is no unified opposing force of anything approaching equal power.
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