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Madison Troublemakers School - April 1 & 2, 2011
Labor Education and Research Project ^ | 3-16-2011

Posted on 03/16/2011 9:59:24 AM PDT by chickadee

Working people are under assault and the assault will continue until we put an end to it. The protests at the Capitol are showing what working people are made of.

That’s the idea behind the Madison Labor Notes Troublemakers School. How do we build on the protests, protect what we have--and lay the foundation to fight for more? Led by experienced labor activists, our workshops will explore strategies to fight back and give you the hands-on skills to make it happen.

The idea is not just to talk about problems for a day and then go home, but to come up with specific plans in some areas, so that we can go out Monday morning and get to work organizing to build on what we've done. There will be ample time to assess what we've gained through our unprecedented activism of the last month.

(Excerpt) Read more at labornotes.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alinsky; antiwar; cindysheehan; indymedia; labor; obama; protests; wisconsin; wisconsinshowdown
I wonder if Scott Walker had any idea what kind of firestorm he was unleashing when he tried to repair Wisconsin's budget. This may be the right state for the showdown, though. Wisconsinites can be very truculent when they find that outsiders are messing with their state.
1 posted on 03/16/2011 9:59:30 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

PING


2 posted on 03/16/2011 10:00:13 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: chickadee
Who are these "Working people?"

Is it only people that are part of a union? Or is it the millions of folks across the U.S.A. that work too?

I go to work and get paid... I must be a "working people."

3 posted on 03/16/2011 10:07:09 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: Trajan88

“Working people” is another one of those code words from the left - and yes, it means union members. Another of the left’s code words is “community”, which means “African American”.


4 posted on 03/16/2011 10:09:44 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: chickadee
We are witnessing the death throws of the “private” sector Unionista’s and the liberal democrat socialist who cannot survive without the hundreds of millions of Unionista members dues being funneled to them, to buy their elections.

The enemy always fight the hardest, throwing everything thing they have left, just before they are defeated!

The free ride on the public gravy-train is over for the Unionista’s, watch your step getting off!

5 posted on 03/16/2011 10:10:07 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: chickadee
Gov Walker spent 8 years as a manager and had a lot of experience dealing with the unions. He knows how they operate and I'm sure that nothing that has happened, or will happen, has caught him unaware.
6 posted on 03/16/2011 10:12:35 AM PDT by JPG (May the WI GOP stay united and strong.)
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To: paratrooper82

@ #5

I hope they don’t set the “oil fields” alight as they leave the state. (shudder)


7 posted on 03/16/2011 10:13:51 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: paratrooper82

I’ve seen “death throws” used in a few posts on FR, and I can’t keep quiet anymore - the term is “death throes” - throes A condition of agonizing struggle or trouble: a country in the throes of economic collapse.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 10:14:53 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: chickadee

How appropriate that these anarchists are holding their “school” on April Fools’ Day!


9 posted on 03/16/2011 10:15:01 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

#9

Good catch:)


10 posted on 03/16/2011 10:16:38 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“Working people are under assault”

Yes, working people are under assault by the public employee’s unions. It is amazing to me that 5 percent of Wisconsin residents insist on directing the actions of the other 95% in order to enrich themselves and keep political control through intimidation and violence, and then call their actions “democracy”.


11 posted on 03/16/2011 10:26:39 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: knittnmom

Toward the end of “Saving Private Ryan”, Pvt. Stanley Mellish, played by Adam Goldberg is in a fight to the death with a German soldier. Mellish is fighting one-on-one against a German soldier. The German slowly gains the upper hand. Mellish pulls out a knife, but the German is too strong, and pushes Mellish’s hand backwards, pointing the blade towards the American’s chest. Mellish starts to beg. “Wait a minute. Wait a minute”…The German slowly pushes the knife into Mellish’s chest, quietly whispering something in German, which translates as “Give up, you don’t stand a chance! Let’s end this here; it will be easier for you like this!” Mellish shakes as his life leaves him and the German leaves the room.


12 posted on 03/16/2011 10:27:26 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: chickadee

Wow— can’t wait to see what they have in store for May 1st-— that sacred holiday for international commies, marxists, leftists and unionistas in solidarity.


13 posted on 03/16/2011 10:27:26 AM PDT by tflabo
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Union ‘FOOL’S DAY’


14 posted on 03/16/2011 10:30:50 AM PDT by maine yankee
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To: chickadee; Diana in Wisconsin; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; ...
From Public sector unions Troublemakers site link:

Workshops include:

Public Sector Workers: What's Next?
Labor’s Electoral Strategy: Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth?
New and Old Organizing Strategies
Protecting the Interests of Immigrant Workers
Art for Mobilization
Media Outreach
Contract Campaigns
Labor-Campus-Community Solidarity
Racism: History of Divide and Conquer
Is Capitalism Working for Us? Saving the Social Safety Net
Know Your Workplace Rights
Up Your Union: Get Involved and Revitalize It

15 posted on 03/16/2011 10:39:03 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Trajan88

When unions negotiate wage increases they are also negotiating for increases in union dues. Many unions write in automatic increases that are pegged to the workers wage increase. A 3% wage increase will automatically raise dues by 1.5%. It’s all one big money making racket that makes money off the back of taxpayers.


16 posted on 03/16/2011 10:46:15 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: peeps36

It’s interesting that the very concept of unions “negotiating” higher wages and more benefits is a form of extortion. The fundamental threat of unions is that they will destroy the corporation or business with a walk-out if said business does not comply with their demands. How is this behavior any different than common thuggery??

I never could understand how this could be legal.


17 posted on 03/16/2011 11:00:10 AM PDT by visually_augmented (I was blind, but now I see)
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To: Trajan88
Is it only people that are part of a union?

yes, according to the Democrat Party and their willing accomplices in the national media. They have used this expression for several election cycles. I have been wondering when the 85% of American employed would stand up and say enough of saying I don't work since I am not in a union. Maybe the expression will be challenged on FoxNews, but I won't hold my breath.

18 posted on 03/16/2011 11:42:23 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: visually_augmented

The public sector unions extort their members and the taxpayers and then they use the money to bribe democrat politicians. The unions wouldn’t need to confiscate nearly as much money if they weren’t using it to buy democrats.


19 posted on 03/16/2011 1:26:34 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: marktwain
It is amazing to me that 5 percent of Wisconsin residents insist on directing the actions of the other 95% in order to enrich themselves

They are different from politicians how?

20 posted on 03/16/2011 2:04:02 PM PDT by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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To: itsahoot

“They are different from politicians how?”

They don’t have to bother with elections, other than buying supportive politicians.


21 posted on 03/16/2011 2:10:04 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Thunder90; Principle Over Politics; creeping death; LMAO; nina0113; Yooper4Life; ...
Wisconsin Politics Ping List Ping!
22 posted on 03/16/2011 2:59:57 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: knittnmom

LOL! I love finding misused and misspelled words on FR.


23 posted on 03/16/2011 3:55:12 PM PDT by rabidralph ((Mu)Barack must go!)
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To: knittnmom

And what if “Death” were a quarterback?


24 posted on 03/16/2011 3:56:15 PM PDT by rabidralph ((Mu)Barack must go!)
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To: rabidralph

LOL! I would not bet on his team!


25 posted on 03/16/2011 4:19:37 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: chickadee

They are framing the debate as the middle class vs “the rich.” The debate is between the public sector unions and the rest of us taxpayers. “The Rich” don’t pay more. They are the producers. Any increase in costs are passed on to the consumer. The middle class taxpayer is trying to make the public sector wages and benefits equivalent to what we are paying or being paid.


26 posted on 03/16/2011 4:27:44 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: knittnmom
Thank you for correcting my English! “throes” is correct.

Please forgive a line doggie for the misspelling.

eight deuce on the loose!
Afghanistan

27 posted on 03/17/2011 8:54:57 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: paratrooper82

You’re welcome.

I never know whether I should say anything - I’ve been both thanked and flamed for correcting grammar. :-)


28 posted on 03/17/2011 9:08:23 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: knittnmom

I welcome being corrected on my English! Again, thank you very much! I am always learning to speak better and write improved college papers with correct English.

Stay safe!


29 posted on 03/18/2011 10:09:40 AM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: paratrooper82

Thank you for your service, line doggie!


30 posted on 03/18/2011 10:16:49 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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