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Wisconsin State Employees Union Circulating Boycott Letters
Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel ^ | March 30, 2011 | Don Walker

Posted on 03/30/2011 8:54:26 PM PDT by tunedin

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."

Jim Parrett, a field representative of Council 24 for Southeast Wisconsin, confirmed the contents of the letter, which carries his signature. But he added that the union was also circulating letters to businesses thanking them for supporting workers’ rights.

Parrett said that since the letters were sent out, he has received threatening phone calls as well as calls from people supporting the state workers.

(Excerpt) Read more at jsonline.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: afscme; boycott; extortion; govtunion; jessejackson; jimparrett; martybeil; terrigray; unionthugs; wisconsinshowdown; wseu
If it looks like a duck.....
1 posted on 03/30/2011 8:54:27 PM PDT by tunedin
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To: tunedin

Pay your protection fees.


2 posted on 03/30/2011 8:57:13 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: chesty_puller

Sounds like extortion and a RICO violation to me.

Lets see how the voters in the judge election respond to outright extortion. Is this the kind of future they want?


3 posted on 03/30/2011 8:58:42 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: tunedin

LOL. Union workers shopping at WalMart are going to understand what Mormons in the liquor store go through. It’s okay, there’s another one twenty miles away. Oops, that’s exactly the thought the neighbors had... Well hello Julie. What are you doing here? Heh.


4 posted on 03/30/2011 9:01:55 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: arrogantsob
Also, as government employees many/most took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. This, IMHO, violates the Commerce Clause. Through their butts in jail.
5 posted on 03/30/2011 9:03:05 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: tunedin

It’s time to start putting some of these commie union mobsters in jail. This is America! We don’t do this kind of sh** in America! Do we?


6 posted on 03/30/2011 9:04:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (A Proud XTREME American since 1949. I don't "do" incompetence, malaise and mediocrity.)
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To: tunedin

Extortion, just one more tool of a thug


7 posted on 03/30/2011 9:05:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: arrogantsob

check out the comments section and u have your answer...the voters will remember this.


8 posted on 03/30/2011 9:05:32 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO FKBRK)
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To: tunedin
Parrett said that since the letters were sent out, he has received threatening phone calls....

Yeah, sure he has.

9 posted on 03/30/2011 9:07:34 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: tunedin

You might get a brick through your window if you don’t support the union thugs.

How do you like dem apples?


10 posted on 03/30/2011 9:09:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: tunedin
...asking them to support workers’ rights [sic] by putting up a sign in their windows.

Oh, good. Now, when I see such a sign, I can pull up in front of it, get out of my truck, do a highly theatrical double-take at the sign, and leave. A fun little addition to the daily routine.

11 posted on 03/30/2011 9:10:44 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: tunedin

We can show our support...

http://www.frontlinewisconsin.com


12 posted on 03/30/2011 9:11:46 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tunedin

Looks like the unions are pretty thoroughly doing themselves in as far as public opinion is concerned. Keep it up, thugs! And good riddance to you!


13 posted on 03/30/2011 9:13:25 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: tunedin
How many of the now larger paychecks it will take before Joe Average decides the money he never even SAW before is way too much, and quits sending it in like he has to do now?

In light of what has happened, how much good did that damn union do him with all the money they pinched in the past?

14 posted on 03/30/2011 9:15:59 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: tunedin
If it looks like a duck.....

If this a not a clear RICO preosecution case, what is?
Who has standing to make the charge?

Can the businesses subject to extortion file a class action suit?
That's a serious question!

15 posted on 03/30/2011 9:17:14 PM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Razz Barry

They are thugs and gangster scum.


16 posted on 03/30/2011 9:21:48 PM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: tunedin

Govt Unions = Mafia


17 posted on 03/30/2011 9:30:31 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Bolsheviks.


18 posted on 03/30/2011 9:38:43 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Frantzie
They are thugs and gangster scum.

Yes, and just think of how many of them are in lawenforcment. If they'll blackmail business owners they'll fake evidence.

19 posted on 03/30/2011 9:55:42 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: Publius6961

It would take a public prosecutor to take such a case to court. Individuals could file complaints but an indictment would have to come from States Attorney, City Attorney, County prosecutor or the federal Attorney for that district.


20 posted on 03/30/2011 9:58:11 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: tunedin
AFSCME? Does this stand for “ Association of Fascists,Socialists,Communists and Marxist Extremists”?
21 posted on 03/30/2011 11:23:29 PM PDT by WePledge (Semper Fidelis)
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To: tunedin

“We’d hate to see something ... unfortunate ... happen to your business ...”


22 posted on 03/30/2011 11:35:40 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Publius6961

This looks for all the world like an illegal secondary boycott, forbidden by Federal labor law.

The Attorney General ought to be all over this like a Hun on horseback. But, I’m betting on selective enforcement, or in this case, NON-enforcement.


23 posted on 03/31/2011 2:14:03 AM PDT by John Valentine
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These signs simply said, ‘This Business Supports Workers Rights,’ a simple, subtle and we feel non-controversial statement gives the facts at this time.”

Subtle? Non-controversial? Put up this sign supporting our agenda or we're committing economic terrorism upon your business.

24 posted on 03/31/2011 2:42:02 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: tunedin

Pay up or be shut down, burned up or blowed up, i thought the government won the war against racketeering, but i guess the other side won and now have control of the government.


25 posted on 03/31/2011 5:17:21 AM PDT by ravenwolf (Just a bit of the long list of proofs)
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To: glock rocks

For years, our local anti-Walmart folks have shopped at Walmart. They go late at night, hoping no one sees them. They can be seen to scuttle around quickly, making no eye contact.


26 posted on 03/31/2011 5:50:17 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: max americana

And the votes by readers on the comments. The numbers against this tactic are out of sight. It’s surprising, because I follow these discussions and vote on the comments and it seemed like the unions were making some headway in public opinion recently. On this article, the sentiment is overwhelmingly against the union tactics.


27 posted on 03/31/2011 6:08:28 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: tunedin

Per talk radio this AM this is a Class H felony under state statute 943.30 FWIW...


28 posted on 03/31/2011 8:04:48 AM PDT by MNlurker
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