Skip to comments.Will Unions Occupy Super Bowl Over Right To Work?
Posted on 01/23/2012 12:48:30 PM PST by raptor22
Big Labor: Indiana unions, opposed to becoming the first right-to-work state in the Rust Belt, may disrupt Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. Their unnecessary roughness will cost the Hoosiers needed jobs.
On Friday, as the Indiana Senate was scheduled to take up legislation supported by Gov. Mitch Daniels to make Indiana the 23rd right-to-work state, Indiana unions considered copying the disruptive and coercive tactics of Occupy Wall Street to disrupt arguably America's premier sporting event, the Super Bowl, to be held in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.
As in Wisconsin, where embattled GOP Gov. Scott Walker faces a recall election over his effort to fight excessive union feeding at the public trough, and in South Carolina, a right-to-work state that fought the National Labor Relation Board's efforts to stop Boeing from expanding there, unions in Indiana are fighting to stop what they see as an encroachment on their power.
The Indiana Senate was waiting for the House to complete its work on the legislation but, in a tactic employed by Democratic state senators in Wisconsin, Democratic representatives in the Indiana House delayed action by simply not showing up.
In a further move to block enactment, Indiana Democrats sought to add an amendment that said the law would not take effect until approved by the voters in a state referendum.
If the bill passes before Feb. 5, some Indiana labor activists are considering protests before a nationwide audience. These protests would include Teamsters clogging city streets with trucks, and electricians staging a slowdown at the convention center site of the NFL village.
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I think they should go for it!
Oh yea, let these union thugs get in the way of these rabid sports fans after they have spent a few thousand dollars to get to the big game. You don’t want to piss off any sports fans.
So do I!
Clueless bunch of worthless nothings.
If they were to try something like that, I do believe I’d rather watch TV coverage of the “action” in the streets than the actual game....
It's a re-run.
I have more entertaining documentaries, unwatched on DVD.
F'em . . .
“Seriously OWS and the unions shutting down the Superbowl would be the only way to get Boston and New York City to vote against Obama.”
Just because the Ravens lost, doesn’t preclude a group of thugs from arriving....
Same here. Bring the Noise!
I still can’t figure out why the Establishment GOP didn’t throw their support behind Governor Daniels to run for President. Are they really that tone deaf to who their base is?
All fall and through the winter, the grass roots have been trying to decide on an anti-Romney, bouncing from Bachmann to Perry to Cain to Newt to Santorum briefly and finally back to Newt.
Daniels is an establishment guy, but at least he’s conservative. His record’s extremely strong - I lived in Indiana for most of Daniels’ tenure, and I can tell you that the grassroots would definitely not be in open rebellion if Daniels was the establishment guy. They went with moderate Mitt and his Romneycare, and the base has rejected slimy Mittens.
Bet they wish they could have that one back.
Dey ain't called da "Stupid Party" fo nuttin'.
Bring it on, unions!
Talk about shooting yourself in BOTH feet!
If they pull a stunt like that, perhaps it will convince most sane union members that the union leadership does NOT care about American or her people.
Bring on the gangbusters!