Skip to comments.Protesters Plan Super Bowl Disruption Over Right-To-Work
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.
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I just hope they show them doing it, wearing their Teamsters jackets and being a PITA to the attendees.
I guess theyve all read the book, How to Make Friends and Influence People.
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.
Disrupt Bubba's football game and see what happens...
“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.
“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.
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.
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.
They do this at their own peril...football fans will not take kindly to this.
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.
Are there any PR geniuses better than the unions? Disrupting the Super Bowl.....brilliant!
Perhaps the union goons will bring Egyptian style football riots. They are that stupid and brutal.
I hope the TV coverage shows the union thugs side by side with the Westboro church’s protestors, and their “God Hates Fags” signs.
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.
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.
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.
I had no idea union guys did all the work they do for free. Wow, maybe we really do owe them something after all.
“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
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.
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.
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!”
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.
Good. I hope these vermin get massive media coverage.
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.
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”
What are the Indiana restrictions on visitors’ right to carry? Super Bowl attendees should arrive armed!
Except that this time they are threatening football fans in a "shall issue" CCW state.
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.
Fans are unlikely to be allowed into the stadium while carrying. That says nothing about what they might keep in their cars.
That is the ONLY way to deal with union goons.
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!
My mother was saying that many of them were farmed in from other states.
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.
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.
This will be like trying to keep Italians from coming to the vatican.
This will be like trying to keep Italians from coming to the vatican.
Or like keeping the homeless out of the “occupy” tents!