Skip to comments.SEIU Plans Nationwide, Madison-Style, Class Warfare Protest Movement
Posted on 04/22/2011 8:53:49 AM PDT by bigbob
After some quiet time following last years departure of union bosses Andy Stern and Anna Burger, it appears the purple behemoth known as Service Employees International Union, has been quietly plotting its own Egyptian-style revolution. Given the ever-shrinking private-sector union membership ranks, as well as the realization that its political influence has shrunk as well, the SEIUs plan is apparently to engage in a class-warfare based campaign.
According to a Politico piece, SEIUs plan (called Fight for a Fair Economy) and will reach outside the union movement in order to mobilizing underpaid, underemployed and unemployed workers and channeling anger about jobs into action for positive change.
SEIU President Mary Kay Henry acknowledged in an interview that the new strategy, which would include aggressive outreach to non-union members, is a risk.
We felt like we were called in this moment to roll the dice and to think about how to use our members resources for the greatest hope for changing members lives, she said. I hope what people will see is more of what we all witnessed in Madison. more people in the streets making demands about what kind of America we want to see.
The plan does not revolve as centrally around the 2012 elections as the SEIUs political program did in 2008, when it was the largest outside supporter of candidate Obama. It does, however, aim to organize public campaigns for economic issues around national flash points including this Augusts recess, corporate shareholder meetings next spring, and the debates and conventions next year. Henry was elected last year with a promise to reorient the union, and some Democratic officials worry the change will mean a less intense focus on their partys needs.
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I hope and pray to God this backfires on them so bad it destroys SEIU.
Translation: The union thugs plan to enlist and recruit non-union blacks and hispanics for yet more union thuggery protests like in Wisconsin, despite the fact that those protests got them NOWHERE.
This is war, folks. Get used to it.
They actually seem to believe they can’t be replaced. I wonder if old Triceratops and T-Rex felt that same way. I know the Air Traffic Controllers did.
It is war. “Brother against brother” in some families...where have we heard that before?
Just commenting on the title here, and reading a couple of sentences.
But if I were to throw out a guess as to when they’ll do this?
Well, now, it looks like DuhWon got his private army after all. I wonder if those "mobilized underemployed and unemployed workers" are going to get union scale?
Or are they just exploiting the destitute and desperate for cheap labor?
The Marxists want war, this is the beginning.
Hat tip to Glenn Beck, who despite all the FR haters, brought nearly all of this to light.
Good way to hurt the economy.
Go right ahead. Less jobs for you all.
I’m willing to predict that ndividuals who keep their SEIU ‘protests’ and thuggery out of the portion of the country in which I reside will ultimately lead happier lives than those who do not.
NOTE: That is NOT intended as a threat, nor is it in any way an indication of my own intentions. It is merely my opinion, based on local demographics.
SEIU staged a sit in last year in Houston. They blocked a major road near the Galleria and when it was shown on tv I thought it would have been a perfect time for ICE to just gather them all up.... it was pretty obvious they were mostly illegals.
It honestly will not bother me one bit when reports start to come in that union members are getting whacked.
Right....demand even MORE taxpayers to give up their earnings for gold-plated benefits, way-overpaid wages, bloated extragavance for Union Bosses, and creation of meaningless/useless Government positions that can funnel even MORE taxpayers' money DIRECTLY to the DNC.....
Yeah; "change we can believe in......"
I just checked... my front sight is highly visible against a purple background.
sight alignment, sight picture.
Hmmmm, sounds like SEIU just needs some warm bodies, guess they don’t have enough of their own. I suppose it’s easy enough to get a few warm bodies if they don’t speak english and someone offers them some money to just sit here.
There’s a lot of buzz in the (small but meaningful) conservative contingent in Madistan about how the fallout from the protests is and will continue to hurt the local economy. Tourism, shopping, even visits to the Peoples House - who wants to put their family in jeopardy that some crazy unionista will start screaming and swearing at them?
I live an easy drive away from Madison but I’ll be avoiding trips to the Workers Paradise from now on.
We will be ready for them. Bring it on.
Good. And I hope they do exactly what they did in Madison. They took the mask off and showed themselves for the thugs they are. Half of of them are simply trying to grab as much taxpayer $$$ as possible. The other half are hard-core Marxists who want to bring down the government and subvert democracy. If they put this on display at a national level, at least it will draw the battle lines.
Actually what is needed is someone to start a company with American workers to clean those buildings downtown and go in and explain to the building management that the current company is hiring illegals - folks around here will claim they are hiring American firms to clean houses, or offices or do lawn care so they are not responsible for who the company hires. SEIU strikes or threat of ICE rounding up the workforce ought to bother the businesses but it doesn’t. I’d like to see fines imposed on those who knowingly hire firms who use illegal labor in addition to the firms being fined or sued.
High gasoline prices.
High food prices. (WalMart & MacDonalds warning about inflation)
Black Panthers trying to stir up urban unrest
Major unions trying to stir up unrest in the streets
Political debate on who should pay for what (verbal & economic class warfare)associated with 2012 budget
Yes, I expect looting and riots in many central USA cities.
I expect that the Democratic party is hoping for major riots in US cities that will scare the he** out of the middle & upper class.
I expect that we will see the Dem's using class warfare arguments to solidify their voter base for the 2012 elections.
I fully expect that the biggest issue on the mind of everyone in the elections will be “...if we re-elect Obama and Democrats will the rioting stop?”
My advice is buy a good large safe or two, have enough firearms and ammunition to protect what you own. Have escape/evacuation options available should rioting come to where you live.
As much as I feel that Glenn Beck is a bit off the deep end, when it comes to pushing crisis; this summer looks like so many organizations and events are trying to create a real crisis.
The lines are drawn and the sides are plain. Bring it on.
Sometimes, it is fun to go into the Moscow on Lake Mendota to mess around with the moonbats. I did it for three years as a UW student.
Sounds terroristic to me....
You’re correct, the Patriot Glen Beck has been warning America for years, about this upcoming skirmish. He may get misty and religious at times, but his message about the Usurper has never been off.
There has long been a forecast that the US will engage in another civil war :( When I first heard rumors of this idea in the past, I could NEVER imagine any single one of us going against each other in that way, having to literally fight for our own country. Never.
Now? Not so sure. BIG sigh. Very sad, yet very true compilation you have put together of upcoming driving forces and events throwing us all over the edge into madness, once and for all. One can only PRAY that it NEVER comes to actual bloodshed of our own citizens against each other.
*Nutmeg: Thanks for the ping!
Don’t forget, if you are running to the hills, be sure the folks that live in the hills are willing to accept you!
Anyone who thinks SEIU is going to dry up and blow away has to realize that this represents a category of workers that cannot be shipped overseas, and is never going to have very nice working conditions.
“Well, now, it looks like DuhWon got his private army after all.”
If that’s the best “army” the punk pharoah can raise - and it is - he’s got more problems than he can imagine.
These fat SEIU cows tried to disrupt a tea party here, and in 5 minutes we had them locked in a building where they were crying for the cops to protect them.
Seriously. We need a password to discern friend or foe, and I’m only HALF joking.
No, it never has.this, something's wrong with your ears.
I can't run anymore, but my aim is true! ;-)this, something's wrong with your ears.
You are confusing May Day *snort*, with Cinco de Mayo.
I wish I knew.
Stay active in your local area and network, that’s what I’m doing.
I thought that they co-opted it by now.
So far it hasn't worked out that way, because TEA partiers are on to their tactics. We know whatever led up to an incident will end up on the cutting room floor; only any wrong done by a Conservative is news.
We haven't seen DuhWon's real shock troops yet, they are either hanging at their madrassah, tagging their turf, or otherwise sitting back biding their time. Don't underestimate them based on what you see so far, these people aren't the hard core, they are just the useful idiots. Typical of communists, they are hiding their troops behind a crowd of villagers.
Typical of communists, they are hiding their troops behind a crowd of villagers.
You are so right. Scary times....
” Typical of communists, they are hiding their troops behind a crowd of villagers.”
We spent a ton of time in local government, at local universities and assorted leftist saloons, Smokin’ Joe.
I thought we pretty well uncovered all commie ratholes and identified the various Lenin, Che and Castro wannabes. Most were nothing more than grubby little vermin who ran when you shouted Boo!
We had top-notch researchers exposing the Marxists at universities, local government and even in private engineering firms. If we missed some commie nest of super rats hiding in the villages, I’m not aware of it.
It sounds like you were downright thorough. Good! It pays to know who's who.
Actually, my reference was to the way the ChiComs would roust the villagers and force them to move in front of or among their troops when attacking positions in Korea, where a relative of mine fought them.
It is typical of the amoral to present a moral dilemma to their enemies, to hide and advance behind or among children and old women under fire.
I would not put it past our adversaries to mingle women, small children, and babies in their 'protest' ranks, for the propaganda value if any real fracas started and any were to get hurt.
Most were nothing more than grubby little vermin who ran when you shouted Boo!
That's absolutely normal, but real predators have been known to lurk among the paper tigers. For them, the paper tigers are disposable, if not particularly reliable assets, and if they can get one use out of them, they will.