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Wisconsin: WSEU circulating boycott letters
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 3/30/11 | Don Walker

Posted on 03/30/2011 1:59:39 PM PDT by Jean S

Members of Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, have begun circulating letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin, asking them to support workers’ rights by putting up a sign in their windows.

If businesses fail to comply, the letter says, “Failure to do so will leave us no choice but (to) do a public boycott of your business. And sorry, neutral means 'no' to those who work for the largest employer in the area and are union members."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: afscme; blackmail; corruption; democrats; extortion; fascism; govtunion; liberalfascism; liberals; progressives; publicunions; racketeering; rico; socialistdemocrats; unionbrownshirts; unioncorruption; unionextortion; unions; unionthuggery; wesu; wisconsinshowdown; wseu
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1 posted on 03/30/2011 1:59:42 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

Thugs.


2 posted on 03/30/2011 2:01:39 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Jean S

In other words, help us slice your throat slowly or we’ll do it quickly.


3 posted on 03/30/2011 2:02:08 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Jean S

So did the papers post their signs?


4 posted on 03/30/2011 2:02:25 PM PDT by red tie
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To: Jean S

An anti-union boycott would seem an appropriate response and likely to have a lot more impact.


5 posted on 03/30/2011 2:03:40 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Jean S

Hey Wisconsin! How are you liking this latest union thug tactic? If you don’t comply, I forsee a lot of “accidental” broken knee caps and vanalized store fronts, kind of like they did to your Capital.

Welcome to Obama’s Amerika!


6 posted on 03/30/2011 2:04:45 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: Jean S

A RICO suit may be in the union’s future... or damn well should be.


7 posted on 03/30/2011 2:04:45 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Jean S

two can play that game, if you are union, we don’t need ya..


8 posted on 03/30/2011 2:04:55 PM PDT by aces
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To: Jean S

Sounds like a New York Mob protection racket.


9 posted on 03/30/2011 2:05:57 PM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: Jean S
Put a sign in your window that you support Unions....that way, I KNOW I'll go shop eslewhere.
10 posted on 03/30/2011 2:06:10 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Jean S

Interesting....the public union is attempting to damage the receipts of the sales tax and income tax.

A good reason to ban public unions.


11 posted on 03/30/2011 2:06:50 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: Jean S

Gonna make youse an offer you can’t refuse.


12 posted on 03/30/2011 2:06:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kimoajax

RICO RICO RRRICO! Prosecute them


13 posted on 03/30/2011 2:07:26 PM PDT by colonialhk (Elect Veterans not Lawyers)
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To: Jean S

Did he say all this while sounding like Marlon Brando?


14 posted on 03/30/2011 2:07:34 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Keith in Iowa

In VA there’s a law against attempting to undermine a legitimately operating business. Sounds like WI lacks a similar law, or the unions feel they can ignore it


15 posted on 03/30/2011 2:09:31 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Jean S
“Failure to do so will leave us no choice but (to) do a public boycott of your business. And sorry, neutral means 'no' to those who work for the largest employer in the area and are union members."

Big woop. These thugs needed to bus in out of state protestors to make there "Rally" look meaningful. Boycotts by the WSEU will mean little or nothing to businesses. There are just not enough of them in WI to make a difference.

This is the death throws of a toothless dinosaur.

16 posted on 03/30/2011 2:13:48 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: tanknetter
or the unions feel they can ignore itLike the EmoRats the unions believe that the laws are for the little people.
17 posted on 03/30/2011 2:14:12 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I don't prep for the disaster. I prepare for the rebuilding.)
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To: Jean S

Pure thuggery. Next the unionoids will be standing on sidewalks threatening patrons of these businesses.

This is only going to get far worse, especially considering the cops are part of the machinery.


18 posted on 03/30/2011 2:16:11 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: tanknetter
In VA there’s a law against attempting to undermine a legitimately operating business.

It doesn't work in Northern VA. Korean-American gangs have been running a protection racket on Korean-American business owners for years throughout that area.

19 posted on 03/30/2011 2:17:48 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Jean S

I wonder how much longer before these Union mobsters will resort to serious violence.


20 posted on 03/30/2011 2:18:41 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: tanknetter

Yep. Thank God unions don`t own the levers of power in this state.


21 posted on 03/30/2011 2:19:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: aces

Very true. I would not sell nor provide services to any union member or their families and would encourage others to do likewise.


22 posted on 03/30/2011 2:19:54 PM PDT by yadent
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To: Jean S

Reprehensible. I can’t think of a stronger word now.


23 posted on 03/30/2011 2:21:11 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: Jean S
Hey, Pal, nice little union ya got there. Sure be a shame if sumptin’ where to happen to it.
24 posted on 03/30/2011 2:21:56 PM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Jean S

25 posted on 03/30/2011 2:23:28 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Jean S

I think the goonions have really stepped in it this time. From the comments at the article site, it seems that even union supporters find this tactic disgusting.


26 posted on 03/30/2011 2:26:38 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: Jean S

“Judenfrei”


27 posted on 03/30/2011 2:27:13 PM PDT by jtal
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To: Jean S

I don’t want to put Americans out of work, but I’m moving closer to the boycott all unions crowd with every thuggish stunt. This keeps up, and I’ll soon be able to buy a foreign car guilt free, just like most of the the liberals I know already do.


28 posted on 03/30/2011 2:29:15 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: Jean S

I sincerely hope that Gov Walker is dusting off the pages of the RICO laws which are applicable to this kind of behavior.

Meanwhile, boycots can turn into BUYcots just as easily, perhaps even more so.

This is just plain extortion.

Gov Walker isn’t easily intimidated.

Hope the thugs in Milwaukee get their just desserts for this action.


29 posted on 03/30/2011 2:30:36 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: fwdude
Well, at least they haven't demanded painted Stars of David for the Law's supporters - yet.
30 posted on 03/30/2011 2:30:53 PM PDT by Old North State (Don't blame me, I voted for Pedro)
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To: Jean S

"Dese are my kinda people!"

31 posted on 03/30/2011 2:44:22 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Jean S

Nice little business there. Shame if something were to happen to it.

BTW, the cops are supporting the unions in WI.


32 posted on 03/30/2011 3:05:37 PM PDT by Skepolitic
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To: Jean S
AFSCME Council 24 are criminals unlike the Mafia of old. They must be taken down real hard.
33 posted on 03/30/2011 3:34:17 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Jean S

Remember: “You must display your Star of David at all times!”


34 posted on 03/30/2011 3:36:20 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Jean S
I would put this sign in my window...

NOTICE TO ALL UNION MEMBERS
THIS BUSINESS WILL NOT PROVIDE
PRODUCTS, GOODS, OR SERVICES WITH
ANYONE AFFILIATED WITH THE SEIU OR THE
AFSCME, COUNCIL 24, IN RETALIATION FOR
THREATS AGAINST MY BUSINESS AND MY
LIVELIHOOD BY SAID ORGANIZATIONS FOR
EXERCISING MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH, AND
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION.

ALSO FOR THE ATTEMPTED RESTRICTIION OF MY
RIGHTS OF COMMERCE, TANTAMOUNT TO
INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE TO SAID ORGANIZATIONS.
ALL THREATS, PHYSICAL OR OTHERWISE WILL BE
RESPONDED TO BY THE POLICE AND FULL CHARGES
OF TERRORISM, AND/OR TRESPASSING WILL BE BROUGHT AGAINST VIOLATORS.

FULL ALARM SYSTEM AND VIDEO
SURVEILANCEARE IN EFFECT.

35 posted on 03/30/2011 3:37:16 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Jean S

I will now be watching for those signs in the windows of businesses. If I see one, I will let them know that I will no longer be doing any business with them.


36 posted on 03/30/2011 3:44:30 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Dixie Yooper
It doesn't work in Northern VA. Korean-American gangs have been running a protection racket on Korean-American business owners for years throughout that area.

Yup, I hear you. About 15 years ago my wife and I walked into a Chinese restaurant that was clearly in the process of being shaken down by several Asian gang members.

However, in all cases the level of threat and culture come into play. About 5 years ago I was able to observe a NoVA small businessman (I am a regular patron of his business) use that law to great effect to protect his business against a boycott. Not a perfect match for the situation in WI, but close enough for me to know that if WI had that kind of a law and the willingness to use it on his own behalf, local businesses refusing to pay the unions the requested tribute would have a solid case that they could win on.
37 posted on 03/30/2011 3:50:31 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Jean S
The Wisconsin State Chamber of Commerce should file for a restraining order then organize a class action suit against the unions.
38 posted on 03/30/2011 3:55:00 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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They did this before too.

Seems more jobs could be saved by firing the union bosses.

Save your job, fire the union.


39 posted on 03/30/2011 4:03:49 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: skr

If I lived in WI, I’d make it a point to visit any business I saw with a sign, and tell them that I was not going to be a customer solely because of that sign.

There are a lot more taxpayers than union members, and it wouldn’t be too difficult to have multiple private sector taxpayers visit a store each day.

I imagine the private taxpayer owning the store would get their priorities straight real quick after a week or so of this sort of “boycott”.


40 posted on 03/30/2011 4:15:08 PM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: FrankR

You left out one line:

WE ARE FULLY ARMED FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR CUSTOMERS


41 posted on 03/30/2011 4:23:16 PM PDT by HKMk23 (IF THE BUDGET / YOU WANT PASSED / TELL HARRY TO / KISS BOEHNER'S AXE / BURMA SHAVE)
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To: skr
An anti-union boycott would seem an appropriate response and likely to have a lot more impact.

If all the business owners stand together and refuse to be bullied, the union thugs will have nowhere to shop.

42 posted on 03/30/2011 4:28:22 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Wisconsin taxpayers - don't go wobbly on us now!)
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To: Aleya2Fairlie

“If you don’t comply, I forsee a lot of “accidental” broken knee caps and vanalized store fronts, kind of like they did to your Capital.”

I see the opposite - lots of broken union noses. Union pigs are fat, stupid, slow and can’t duck a punch.


43 posted on 03/30/2011 4:30:35 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: ScottinVA
Next the unionoids will be standing on sidewalks threatening patrons of these businesses.

That's already happened and then some....buildings have been vandalized as well.

44 posted on 03/30/2011 4:31:50 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Wisconsin taxpayers - don't go wobbly on us now!)
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To: fwdude
I think the goonions have really stepped in it this time. From the comments at the article site, it seems that even union supporters find this tactic disgusting.

Considering it's jsonline, that says a lot! I fondly refer to their "dead tree version" aka the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel as "that Communist Rag". Comments typically run very leftward.

45 posted on 03/30/2011 4:37:33 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Wisconsin taxpayers - don't go wobbly on us now!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

The Communist running for the WISC against Prosser must be polling very, very poorly. This seems like a deep pass with no time left by the unions.

Once Prosser wins, Parrett is toast.


46 posted on 03/30/2011 4:48:44 PM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: ridesthemiles

This is just plain extortion.

Thank you for using the proper word for this threat. There is a big difference between blackmail and extortion. This is a good example of extortion.


47 posted on 03/30/2011 5:27:59 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Jean S

Seriously? Nothing would make me HAPPIER than if the Hippies in ‘The People’s Republik of Madistan’ boycotted my business, LOL!

It takes me an entire day of open doors and windows to get the stink of BO, patchouli, no dental hygiene and pot smoke out of my store! :)


48 posted on 03/30/2011 5:36:45 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: Jean S

The union thug’s name is Jim Parrett, ASCME Council 24. Please give him a call at 262-767-0873 or at 262-878-4488.


49 posted on 03/30/2011 6:13:17 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca
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Any word on what the sign looks like?


50 posted on 03/30/2011 6:16:57 PM PDT by prairiebreeze ("We need to be in it to win it, and if there's doubt we need to get out". -- Palin on Libya.)
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