Skip to comments.UPDATE: GOP Politicians Banned from Labor Day Parade
Posted on 08/29/2011 7:11:40 AM PDT by redreno
Organizers of Wausau's Labor Day parade say Republican lawmakers aren't welcome in this year's event.
The Marathon County Central Labor Council sponsors the September 5th parade. The council includes about 30 local unions from the Marathon County area.
Council president Randy Radtke says they choose not to invite elected officials who have "openly attacked worker's rights" or did nothing to intervene.
(Excerpt) Read more at wsaw.com ...
Democrats aren’t welcome at 4th of July parades.
Oh, I forgot. THEY DON’T GO ANYWAY...........................
They've done it before.
But we're the terrorists.
WOuldn’t it be a hoot if the “officials” in charge of handing out parade permits were Republican, and the parade permit was denied.......
Randy Radtke ... don’t that name ring a bell??
I agree. Union scum won’t vote for Pubbies’ anyways and it’s a lost cause.
Those are Filthy Communists our enemy, We do not need to be seen there,Take out a full page Ad and explain why!
The first thing President Perry should do is change the name of Labor Day to Free Enterprise Day.
RATS can take part if they wish.
Flame away if you must. I'm prepared for it.
On 2nd thought, never-mind. ...most are at home sulking anyway.
I am honestly surprised it hasn’t erupted into violence yet.
It will. The public sector has the means to use a lot of violence, and some of it under the authority of law.
Just look at the cop and military pension fight.
You are assuming liberals can read.
Good point. Increasingly, they don't much care for actual "labor", either. At least not if they have to work.
Fear on display from the left? Can’t keep people in line, if they have no fear.
Just from this thread’s headline, I knew it was going to be in Wisconsin. It’s just who they are.
What about the worker’s right to have their employer NOT GO OUT OF BUSINESS DUE TO OVERREGULATION AND A SH*TTY ECONOMY?
My dad use to fly the flag upside down on that day. ( He did this during the Clinton era..) He was a WWII vet, who quit high school early to join too.
That is a good idea in general...the idea of beginning to change THEIR symbolic days and celebrations, change THEIR words, change THEIR culture. That is what they have done, bit by bit to our culture. We HAD to have MLK day and we HAD to get rid of Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday as official holidays and combine them into the absurd and meaningless “President’s Day.” We HAD to change the names of schools and streets from historic American names to names of their chosen heroes. We HAD to get rid of the things in schools which connected generations of children back to things their grandparents had done, etc. But in no instance can I think of something that changed the other way. So yes, it would be fun to erase or change something that they hold dear.
Hopefully, they’ll go as private citizens and watch & mingle with the crowd. Be brave.
ROFLMAO I'm going to send that as a quote to my teacher's union reps just to watch their heads explode....
Their heads really are full of cheese.........
It needs to be done away with.
You have to remember one of the key aspects of a communist society - the only employer is the communist party via the government. Therefore, if the employer isn't under the direct control of the communist party, it MUST go out of business, because otherwise it competes with the communist party as an employer.
Maybe WI GOP officialsshould hold a SEPARATE, BUT PARALLEL , parade, for workers who don't utilize dues check -off.
Hmmmm ... sounds like a tax status should be at risk
That is an Excellent Idea, my FRiend!
“Free Enterprise Day!”
I LIKE it!
Sure does. Looks like a slight misspelling of “Rathke” as in Wade.
The first thing President Perry should do is change the name of Labor Day to Free Enterprise Day.
ROFLMAO I’m going to send that as a quote to my teacher’s union reps just to watch their heads explode....
Land of opportunity. Equality of opportunity.
I guess “Labor” Day is like Martin Luther King Day for our Bolshevik minority.
If I were a GOP politician, I wouldn’t want to participate in their Communist parade anyway.
The council includes about 30 local unions from the Marathon County area.
Wonder if Obama’s going to be the piccolo player in the marching band?.
There. I fixed it.
That is a capital idea!
Using public streets for the parade? Tax money being used to pay for law enforcement and street barricades? Anything in the parade agreement about denying participation based on political affiliation?
Republicans not invited to Participate in this years Labor Day Parade!
by Marathon County Central Labor Council Afl-Cio on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 11:46pm.
As many of you may have already heard the Marathon County Labor Council has decided not to allow the Republicans in the parade this year, here is the comment I put out:
The Wausau Labor Day Parade is a time to celebrate the working men and women of Wisconsin. It is not a political event or stop on the campaign trail. It is a time for working families to come together to celebrate their hard work and a time where we recognize the labor movement for all they have given us — the weekend, the 40 hour work week, child labor protection, a safe work environment. It should come as no surprise that organizers choose not to invite elected officials who have openly attacked workers rights or stood idly by while their political party fought to strip public workers of their right to collectively bargain.
President Marathon County Labor Council AFL-CIO
Jean Listinsky Labor Day originated as a way to honor the fact that labor unions had recently brought about an improved standard of living for many hard-working average Americans. Current Repubs are rescinding those gains and ripping apart workers’ families’ lives. It would be ludicrous for the current Repubs to be present at such a celebration. I would have to wonder why they would even want to be there...
23 hours ago ·
Wisconsin Against The Fist Thank you for banning Republicans now we can celebrate LABOR DAY the way it should be CELEBRATING LABOR not glorifying lazy union workers.
12 hours ago.
are they getting enough to eat out there?
Anyone who supports the right of a worker to a secret ballot, or the right to work, or the right to freely associate, or to petition for redress of grievance, or to harrassment free work places, or to common sense in doing one’s job is a true supporter of workers.
Labor Day is a socialist holiday. Flying the flag would aggravate them. Do it!
Marathon County Central Labor Council Afl-Cio
Wausau Labor Day Parade is just around the corner if you would like to participate in this years Labor Day Parade or put a ad in our Labor Day Book please contact me Randy Radtke Pres. Marathon County Labor Council @ 715-370-8908 or email me @firstname.lastname@example.org. Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker supporters are not welcome this year so if you support Walkers attack on Labor don’t even bother calling.
July 10 at 2:35pm
Well....I would be surprised if any of them would have wanted to go.
Trumka and Radtke are urging a return to the days when unions were strong and the labor movement’s leaders had backbones. And they are wise to do so. By allowing politicians who vote against working people to participate in Labor Day activities, unions are aiding and abetting the slick-talking Tea Party Republicans in their deception of the electorate. It is this implicit endorsement by organized labor that has emboldened the right wing to launch the worst assault on worker’s rights in modern history. If the labor movement is to survive, complacency must be replaced by action. Previous generations fought hard for the rights many workers take for granted today. Refusing to allow anti-union politicians to hide behind a day dedicated to celebrating those accomplishments is a step in the right direction.
In northern Minnesota, the roots of trade unionism run deep. The early miners on the Iron Range fought a long, hard and sometimes bloody battle against the Steel Trust for the right to organize. Louis Oberstar, father of former congressman Jim Oberstar, was one of those brave workers and proudly held union card #1. Those very same United Steel Workers won the battle to include health care benefits in union contracts. It is a slap in the face to the families of those early trade unionists that the current 8th district congressman, Chip Cravaack (who sees health care as a privilege, has co-authored legislation to make it more difficult for workers to unionize and opposes the Employee Free Choice Act) is being allowed to walk in Labor Day parades in northern Minnesota.
Bud Malone, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry under Governor Wendell Anderson, summed it up quite nicely (via Facebook):
Cheers to Randy Radtke and the union members he represents. Let bygones be bygones my a**. The Republicans and those that write cute little anti union comments should hold their own little promenade.
Kind of ironic that the folks who want to work as little as possible, or get WAY over compensated for said work, and who want redistribute other people’s money hold labor day as their high holy day.
Labor Day and Holloween?
Or, maybe not.
They get away with this because of a popular misconception that successful upper-income professionals and managers do not “labor.” Most high earners work 6-7 days/week, even to the extent of neglecting their families. If the statisticians divided the earnings of successful people by the number of hours worked,the reported disparities in hourly income would be reduced.
OK, I see room for a compromise here. I’ll fly my Gadsden flag ;-)
Probably related to the Radtkes who founded Acorn.