Skip to comments.A Report From the Front: SEIU Tactics Against Chase
Posted on 03/24/2011 8:38:19 PM PDT by dagogo redux
This did not make the news, but it fits in with other stories that at least were barely reported on. I will tell it as I was told it.
I was at my local branch of Chase today making some transactions. I have a number of accounts, and therefore know a few of the folks there. I asked the teller in passing if they had heard the news about SEIUs Stephen Lerners plan for an orchestrated union and community organizer action against Chase in May, with the hopes of precipitating a financial meltdown and national anarchy. Several other tellers also heard my question, and they all said that they had not heard about it, but that they they had undergone an attack or protest by SEIU at their branch last Friday.
I later went to talk to one of the senior persons about another matter, and she asked what I was talking with the tellers about that created so much discussion. When I told her, she gave the details of the SEIU action. A week ago she received a call from a person to warn her that SEIU would be showing up to force their way into the branch and get the manager the next day, in protest for Chase supposedly not paying their Washington State B&O tax (Business & Occupancy). The caller told the senior person the time they would show up, and that there would be similar actions at Chase branches throughout the county and some surrounding towns. The caller stated that they would charge in and occupy the branch, and that they planned to have to be dragged out by police.
The next day (last Friday) van-loads of what she described as really despicable people - like a crowd on a Jerry Springer Show, wearing purple, logod SEIU shirts, and carrying crudely made signs, assembled outside and made a rush for the front door. It had just been locked, fortunately, by a security guard they had called in, just in case the warning from the day before was real. Several of the protesters tried to force their way through the door by breaking it down, but were unsuccessful. They were described by the woman as vicious, and they stayed quite some time screaming angry and intimidating/threatening taunts at the staff inside, especially at the senior woman who was photographing them through the glass door. Police had been called right away, but never showed.
I did not find out if the protests at other branches ever materialized. When I asked if it was ever reported in the news, I was told it was not. I got the impression, though she never came right out and said it definitively, that she suspected there were people there to photograph the police hauling the protesters out of the bank, but that such possible media types chose not to have the event make the news because it didnt go the way they were hoping.
Anyone else hear of such tactics elsewhere?
Interesting. Where are you located?
And so it starts. The crazy Left will wish they had not kicked the hornet’s nest.
I’ve heard of this from different blogs, next time I go to the bank I’ll ask around.
I’ve got $2 with Chase. If those #ers put my $2 at risk, they’re gonna’ pay.
Not shocking though. As most cops are union, they will never bust their own fellow unionists. That's why crimes committed by union goons never get prosecuted.
I remember either seeing it written, or in some movie somewhere, that one of the reasons the mafia came into existence was because there was a need for "police" for people who could not go to the police for help with crime. I hate saying this, but many victims of union thuggery are falling more and more into that category of people.
I have 8k in my savings. I would consider that grand theft and shoot the fockers.
Something’s wrong here... Because banks are federally insured, the FBI are first responders to any issue at a bank. A lifetime ago, I managed a bank branch and was very happy that the Feds were there when we were robbed, etc.
If the local PD did not show up, the branch should have activated their security system, which should have brought the FBI. Trust me, they don’t F... around with this stuff.
Intresting. I have a CCW in Colorado and can carry in banks. I need to change to high cap and many extra magazines as all accounts are at Chase. If threatened by a mob it will be head shots to conserve ammo.
“Police had been called right away, but never showed.”
A bank calls in a 911 and the local police never show. Does this area have state police?
Union brothers sticking together? Quidado!
It can’t be the planned Lerner Action because they allegedly identified themselves with SEIU, whereas a key criteria of the Lerner Action was that it was not supposed to be associated with the unions. Something is wrong with this picture.
‘Police had been called right away, but never showed.’
As soon as the story broke I went to the JP Morgan Chase web site and grabbed every e-mail address from the President, VP, and all through each headquarters.
I copied the link the the Blaze web site along with the audio link and explained what these union thugs were attempting to do. I also asked that if I had missed any e-mail addresses on this mass mailing if they could forward this to as many as they could in their company.
I’ve received 2 replies thanking me for sending them to this site and that they were well aware of what was going on.
It was funny that I received 4 auto replies back immediately stating out of office. I had to laugh!
At least they are aware of what is happening and hopefully are taking steps to thwart them.
Eventually, these SEIU types are going to start taking some bullets, especially here in Texas. There are limits to what we will put up with...me, in particular.
But as long as they keep their stunts up North, they’re ok by me (relatively speaking).
“It cant be the planned Lerner Action because they allegedly identified themselves with SEIU, whereas a key criteria of the Lerner Action was that it was not supposed to be associated with the unions. Something is wrong with this picture.”
Your point is well taken. I’m just reporting what I was told a few hours ago. It’s also two months too early to be part of the true Lerner plan, so maybe it was some other test-run or something. The senior woman described the people as more the sort of riffraff I’ve seen with ACORN than with SEIU, so maybe it was some blend of them or something. Don’t know.
Lerner over estimated the union members’ I.Q. All they heard him say was “disrupt J.P. Morgan/Chase”. They missed the part about not tieing it to the unions.
The security guard should have fired through the door and took a few of them out. I guarantee the cops would have showed up!
We all wondered who his private army would be. Now we know.
I think he was referring to the mortgage and student loan “strikes” not being associated with SEIU. The protests of JPM/Chase would be pretty hard to disassociate with the unions since very few other groups do that sort of thing.
They’re delusional, overconfident bastards. And I don’t like the thought that my comments regarding these traitors could be deemed radical — that bothers me more.
“The security guard should have fired through the door and took a few of them out. I guarantee the cops would have showed up!”
I heard that the security guard seemed ambivalent about the whole thing, and it was later realized he was also “from the same union”. At least he locked the door and stood there, doing the right thing.
A few years ago they picketed Group Health across from my apartment.
They were having their children march and chant with them.
Frankly, they were much less pleasant than the Pride Parade...and that’s saying a lot.
No kidding...when will everyone wake up (from this nightmare!) and see what's going on.
O's civilian army = SEIU
I don’t think so. I’ve been over the relevant portions of the tape and transcript and my impression is that associating any of this with the unions was to be avoided as being a PR disaster for the unions. That’s a broad-based principle that cannot reasonably be confined to only the later stages of the Lerner Action to which you refer.
The idea is that the localized bank protests stir up a high level of visibility, then the appropriate spokespersons will leverage all that free media access into a broader call for mortgage and other loan strikes. But Lerner generalizes about the covertness of union involvement, and doesn’t distinguish the early phase from the final phase, and strategically, from his perspective, that would be the only way to go. I’m still smelling something funny here.
FBI jurisdiction is limited; if you are a national bank, it will investigate a robbery. However, if some vagabond decides to camp in your doorway and piss on your front window, that is a state offense, and the FBI will have nothing to do with it. The mob at the door is likewise a state offense, at least until they loot the cash window.
Whos Radical? Us protecting our interests? Or them protecting their minions? Things are heating up. Obama has his army. And its the Unions.
My suspicion is Lerner plans on using students. They get hurt then parents will sue.
Beck is right. These people are evil.
Why would a guard at a bank belong to a government employee union? I do not believe the police were called and they never showed up. That in it self is a crime. Why would a policeman risk jail time for a cheep protest? I have worked on bank security system and know a little about this.
>> Obama has his army. And its the Unions.
He doesn’t have the union membership in its entirety. The members may enjoy their benefits, but I’m confident most are not of the commie kind. It is the commie’s goal to splinter off the majority from traditional Americanism. Those scumbags are dreamin’ — ain’t gonna’ happen.
SEIU members protest at ESSA Bank headquarters in Stroudsburg, Pa
SEIU needs to be put in its place and soon. They are completely out of control and braking laws. They need to be sued, arrested, etc.
Now everyone does nknow that SEIU and ACORN are one in the same? Started by the same person Wade Rathke, share the same offices, and Acorn now acts on its agenda through SEIU directly.
That is why you have all those “low income” hoodlum types at all these Union rallies..they are Acorn people.
heh... watch how hard I cry over Chase getting taken to the cleaners.
“Why would a guard at a bank belong to a government employee union? “
Not sure, not sure. Just telling it like I think I heard it. What else I recall is that theis branch does not usually have a guard at the bank, and that two regualr customers who were there earlier realized something was up and inquired why there was one there that day. Apparently, these two men were there as the time was approaching and were asked to leave so the bank would be free of customers.
I’m not sure SEIU only has public employees as members. Is that accurate? It may also be, if I’m not mistaken, that it was an LEO who has a side job in security. Don’t know. Just trying to convey the story as best I can. It didn’t make much sense to me either except in light of the Lerner tape, and in light of the fact that the bits and pieces I heard from the different sources there certainly seemed to be telling the same story.
“heh... watch how hard I cry over Chase getting taken to the cleaners.”
Hey, Stephen Lerner may have a job opening for you this summer - don’t miss the opportunity, big boy.
SEIU is also in the private industry. If my memories serves me correctly, I believe they started in the hotel, housekeeping, office cleaning type of industries. And like any cancer left untreated, they have spread. In the state of MI, they are also in the healthcare/hospital industry representing “professionals” such as RNs
“Police had been called right away, but never showed.”
You mention that only in passing, but I find that VERY troubling and think it needs follow-up or looking into for the reason, or worse - a possible tie-in or cooperation with SEIU?
“As most cops are union, they will never bust their own fellow unionists. That’s why crimes committed by union goons never get prosecuted.”
Well, damn. So cops wouldn’t even answer a call about possible harm (what about if violence is in progress) to a bank or its employees???
THAT should be prosecuted as a felony and any law enforcement who ignore such a call for should be prosecuted for felony as well.
If I recall correctly, when she said that with a puzzled tone, I just pointed out that they were probably in the same or similar union. I mentioned the extortion letter the three LEO and the firefighter unions had sent (with the teachers’ union) to those businesses in Wisconsin. Her face just dropped in appalled understanding.
Their sign up for April 4th, anniversary of Dr. King’s death because ‘corporate CEO’s are taking away the rights Dr. King died for’.
“Because banks are federally insured, the FBI are first responders to any issue at a bank.”
Thanks for the info. Now, my next question is - since the head of DOJ and his boss in the White House are marxist, radical protectors (even backers) of union thugs, do you think the FBI can still be counted on to respond and do the right thing as in your past experience?
“but that such possible media types chose not to have the event make the news because it didnt go the way they were hoping.”
The thug tactics DO NOT WORK without a complicit media....
“Eventually, these SEIU types are going to start taking some bullets, especially here in Texas.”
But that’s exactly what these people want! I think a ton more good will come of it by capturing as many on camera or video as possible (like the exposure of ACORN, etc.) and going directly to guys like Glenn Beck and Andrew Breitbart who have BIG national megaphones. That’s what will throw a real wrench in their (SEIU, Obama et al’s) plot. Otherwise, we’ll only fall into their trap and it will backfire on us.
In fact, what about contacting Beck (or his staff) with this story? He’ll shine some big light on it, and possibly even head off something worse in the future by doing so. This is exactly the sort of thing he’ll want to know. That’s why he’s so often asked all of us to help be his eyes and ears throughout the country.