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Protesters Plan Super Bowl Disruption Over Right-To-Work
theindychannel.com ^ | February 2, 2012 | uncredited

Posted on 02/02/2012 4:42:10 AM PST by Abathar

INDIANAPOLIS -- With the controversial right-to-work legislation now law, protesters are moving ahead with plans to try to disrupt Sunday's Super Bowl.

Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the bill Wednesday to make Indiana the 23rd state to prohibit labor contracts that require workers to pay union representation fees and the first to adopt such legislation in a decade.

Between 3,000 and 4,000 union protesters streamed outside the Statehouse on Wednesday chanting, "No Super Bowl," and "See you at the Super Bowl!" before marching into Super Bowl Village, down to an area near the stadium and back.

"We certainly had a huge number of Hoosiers at the State House (Wednesday) protesting the bill. We wanted to send a message that just because this bill passed doesn't mean that we're going away. We want to take this to the streets and fight block by block, citizen by citizen and legislative seat by legislative seat," union attorney Todd Nierman said.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: rtw; superbowl; teamsters; unions
"Protest organizers told RTV6 they plan to try to block entrances to Lucas Oil Stadium before Sunday's game, while Teamsters President Jeff Combs said the union will use trucks to disrupt getting into and out of the stadium, or at least the general area."

I just hope they show them doing it, wearing their Teamsters jackets and being a PITA to the attendees.

1 posted on 02/02/2012 4:42:17 AM PST by Abathar
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To: Abathar

I guess theyve all read the book, How to Make Friends and Influence People.


2 posted on 02/02/2012 4:47:59 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Abathar
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3 posted on 02/02/2012 4:50:56 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Abathar
For once... a bunch of commies may just get their butts kicked by some pi$$ed off REAL WORKING AMERICANS! **** he commies... hope it ends badly for every marxist parasite protesting! Bring in the Guard and arm them with FMJ... and bring body bags!

LLS

4 posted on 02/02/2012 4:51:06 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Abathar

No surprise here. Typical union goons doing what union goons do. Intimidate, threaten, destruct and everything possible to quell freedom and enterprise.

Probably got their “marching orders” straight from the NLRB’s new chief goon.


5 posted on 02/02/2012 4:52:17 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Abathar
These guys would go to a preacher's funeral dressed in feathers. Let 'em protest. Will only help spur on Right to Work efforts in Michigan and Missouri. Maybe even Ohio...

Disrupt Bubba's football game and see what happens...

6 posted on 02/02/2012 5:00:44 AM PST by donozark (It's hard to afford a psychiatrist when you work at a gas station.)
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To: Abathar

“Protest organizers told RTV6 they plan to try to block entrances to Lucas Oil Stadium before Sunday’s game, while Teamsters President Jeff Combs said the union will use trucks to disrupt getting into and out of the stadium, or at least the general area.”

Paid union goons protesting the loss of what is basically a protections racket. It is much the same as collective bargaining for public employees. They are essentially bargaining against you and me the citizens funding the system, and we are without representation in the bargaining.


7 posted on 02/02/2012 5:00:49 AM PST by wita
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To: Abathar

“Bruce Frazier, 56, an ironworker from Muncie who works in Indianapolis, said many of the buildings now being used for this week’s Super Bowl events were built with skilled labor.
“We built everything in Indianapolis to bring the Super Bowl here — and this is how they thank us, by breaking our way to make a living,” he said.”

I take it these jackasses were paid. The city owes you nothing in light of the fact you were hired and then you were paid. RTW has nothing to do with whether union workers get the job, it has to do with whether a person has to be union to get hired.

Disrupting the Super Bowl will not win you any love, idiots.


8 posted on 02/02/2012 5:01:53 AM PST by dforest
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To: Abathar
Let's see if the unions are taking lessons from the Egyptian soccer fans.
9 posted on 02/02/2012 5:05:02 AM PST by Truth29
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To: dforest

These union tools are such misled fools. You got paid for your labor (at inflated union prices) ...so shut up! Most think you are petulant brats.


10 posted on 02/02/2012 5:08:42 AM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Abathar
They gonna find out how it feels to get Madonna's spike heel up their...
11 posted on 02/02/2012 5:10:37 AM PST by Happy Rain ("If you're shiftless and in doubt-find a liberal whine and pout-pretty soon you're making out.")
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To: hal ogen

It is just the typical attitude of the left. Somehow we are all supposed to get down on our hands and knees with thanks because they did the job they were overpaid to do.

What a laugh. I might thank them if they did it for free. Their thanks was their paycheck.


12 posted on 02/02/2012 5:15:33 AM PST by dforest
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To: Abathar

They do this at their own peril...football fans will not take kindly to this.


13 posted on 02/02/2012 5:31:32 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: dforest

Bruce Fraziers quote stood out to me too. I thought the samething as you. The contracts were met and the jobs paid. No one in Indy owes you anything you made your money and moved onto the next job. Het Bruce, I say Tuff Shit Sherlock, move along.


14 posted on 02/02/2012 5:35:31 AM PST by bbernard
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To: Abathar

Are there any PR geniuses better than the unions? Disrupting the Super Bowl.....brilliant!


15 posted on 02/02/2012 5:36:33 AM PST by JPG (Matters at which the foolish laugh and at whose consequences the prudent weep.)
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To: Abathar
Doubt if the thugs will get beyond wishing they can disrupt. With this new security, their every move will be watched:
http://www.wibc.com/news/story.aspx?ID=1644705
16 posted on 02/02/2012 5:36:47 AM PST by Bronzy (Drop a NEWTron on Obama!)
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To: Abathar

Perhaps the union goons will bring Egyptian style football riots. They are that stupid and brutal.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 5:42:32 AM PST by csvset
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To: Abathar

I hope the TV coverage shows the union thugs side by side with the Westboro church’s protestors, and their “God Hates Fags” signs.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 5:59:33 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: marstegreg
They do this at their own peril...football fans will not take kindly to this

Nor will the NFL.

They're not disrupting the political process, they'll be disrupting a multi billion dollar industry.

Heck, they're even making churches, or anybody with a sign for a party on Sunday, to remove the word "superbowl" or face a franchise dispute for the word.

They'll sue someones @sses off if they disrupt this game.

THAT and the fact that someone who just paid $100+ to park, $150 bucks for a t-shirt and $20 for a cheeseburger and a coke aren't going to be much in the mood for whiny@ss union idiots.

19 posted on 02/02/2012 6:00:16 AM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

THAT and the fact that someone who just paid $100+ to park, $150 bucks for a t-shirt and $20 for a cheeseburger and a coke aren’t going to be much in the mood for whiny@ss union idiots.

Exactly! Unless the unions have 80,000 protesters they will be vastly outnumbered. This will have a violent end. Like most liberal stategies this one is not clearly thought out.


20 posted on 02/02/2012 6:10:13 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: Abathar

The remarkable thing is they seem to believe this will score positive points with the tens of millions of Americans who will tune into the game, 80 to 90 percent of whom belong to no unions and don’t wish to. Margaret Thatcher served a record term as PM and Ronald Reagan two terms as President on the backs of similar demonstrations of union hubris. So, you go girls! Fat gut teamster thugs and 300 lb. purple jacketed public “servants” taking their frustrations out on cops and civilians in Indianapolis is certain to persuade voters to your and your Kenyan master’s side.


21 posted on 02/02/2012 6:13:05 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: dforest
““We built everything in Indianapolis to bring the Super Bowl here — and this is how they thank us, by breaking our way to make a living,” he said.””

I had no idea union guys did all the work they do for free. Wow, maybe we really do owe them something after all.

22 posted on 02/02/2012 6:17:21 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: katana

“Krue, there are men in here that killed their own mothers. But you shaved points off a football game. That’s God Damn un-American.” - The Caretaker


23 posted on 02/02/2012 6:17:21 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Abathar

What exactly is this “right to work” crap? I know you have a right to apply for work. But if you aren’t qualified does the company have to hire you? If a person doesn’t qualify for any job then noone should be required to hire them.


24 posted on 02/02/2012 6:19:10 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

It is that Elizabeth Warren mentality. We are supposed to be grateful for all eternity to them because they built it. Never mind the fact they were overpaid to do the work and that it would have been cheaper if it wasn’t for them.


25 posted on 02/02/2012 6:33:57 AM PST by dforest
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To: LibLieSlayer

From the article:

“...We want to take this to the streets and fight block by block, citizen by citizen and legislative seat by legislative seat,” union attorney Todd Nierman said.”

Sounds like they’re threatening to riot and attack their fellow citizens.

So, yeah. I agree with you, “Bring in the Guard and arm them with FMJ...and bring body bags!”


26 posted on 02/02/2012 6:37:40 AM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: rfreedom4u
What exactly is this “right to work” crap?

I believe right to work refers to the ability to gain employment without having to join a union to do so, or have union dues pulled from your paycheck when you don't join the union already established at a company.

27 posted on 02/02/2012 6:51:42 AM PST by cidrasm
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To: Abathar

Good. I hope these vermin get massive media coverage.


28 posted on 02/02/2012 6:53:16 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: rfreedom4u

It is “right to work” versus “closed union shop” - in other words, in a closed union shop state, you CANNOT get a job unless the union decides to let you have one (where there is a union).

In other words, you have a right to work for any employer that wishes to legally hire you without some union organization having any say in the matter. This is the nasty side of unions that they don’t teach in schools. Blacklisting didn’t just happen in Hollywood or in private conglomerates; in some places, pissing off the union bosses meant that you and your family would starve because you couldn’t get a job anywhere in your forced-closed-shop state. Even in another industry (because of ‘union solidarity’) or in a non-union business (for fear of union thuggery and boycottage as all the customers were union).

“Right to work” does not mean you have a right to a job. Right to work means you have the right to work for any employer that chooses to hire you without union interference.


29 posted on 02/02/2012 7:00:26 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Abathar

I’ll bet there are two football teamss that do not want to be disrupted either. And THOSE guys KNOW how to HIT! Ya, that’s it. A unique pre game warm up. “bust a thug”


30 posted on 02/02/2012 7:10:59 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Abathar

What are the Indiana restrictions on visitors’ right to carry? Super Bowl attendees should arrive armed!


31 posted on 02/02/2012 7:31:27 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: DH
No surprise here. Typical union goons doing what union goons do. Intimidate, threaten, destruct and everything possible to quell freedom and enterprise.

Except that this time they are threatening football fans in a "shall issue" CCW state.

32 posted on 02/02/2012 8:23:19 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (I'd agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.)
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To: JimRed

Indiana is a shall issue state that recognizes other states CCW permits. I don’t know if they are allowing them in the game though, they are patting people down and you have to go through a metal detector so I believe you have to lock them in your car once you get there and head to the field.

There will be plenty of cops everywhere around the stadium, I wouldn’t worry too much about being downtown until after the game is over and everyone heads to the bars. Then just do what I do and put it on and go have fun.


33 posted on 02/02/2012 8:32:53 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: JimRed

Fans are unlikely to be allowed into the stadium while carrying. That says nothing about what they might keep in their cars.


34 posted on 02/02/2012 8:36:00 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (I'd agree with you, but then we would both be wrong.)
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To: Ernie Kaputnik

That is the ONLY way to deal with union goons.

LLS


35 posted on 02/02/2012 10:01:03 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: PapaBear3625
Fans are unlikely to be allowed into the stadium while carrying. That says nothing about what they might keep in their cars.

If I understood correctly, they plan to impede access to the stadium or to parking areas. People who paid thousands of dollars for travel, lodging and ticket packages will be downright peeved if they can't get to their seats in a timely manner. Here's hoping they get to whale away on some of the SEIU thugs!

36 posted on 02/02/2012 2:05:57 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Abathar

37 posted on 02/02/2012 2:11:51 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: dforest
Somehow we are all supposed to get down on our hands and knees with thanks because they did the job they were overpaid to do.

Ironic that 3 to 4 thousand marched on a Thursday rather than being at work.
38 posted on 02/02/2012 2:25:26 PM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: PA Engineer

My mother was saying that many of them were farmed in from other states.

Figures.


39 posted on 02/02/2012 2:31:42 PM PST by dforest
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To: digger48

It’s great that you laid it bare, right there. I asked a friend the other day:

“What will be the spark that lets loose the sh*tstorm of rebellion?”

I’d give this an 8.5 for potential.


40 posted on 02/02/2012 4:46:05 PM PST by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: Abathar

I am so effin’ sick of these people. They are bananas if they think disrupting the Super Bowl is going to win them brownie points, at least with 99% of people.


41 posted on 02/04/2012 9:59:50 AM PST by KJC1
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To: marstegreg

This will be like trying to keep Italians from coming to the vatican.


42 posted on 02/04/2012 10:25:56 AM PST by Always Independent
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To: Always Independent

This will be like trying to keep Italians from coming to the vatican.

Or like keeping the homeless out of the “occupy” tents!


43 posted on 02/04/2012 12:52:38 PM PST by marstegreg
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