Skip to comments.NY unions’ cheesy Wis. recall blitz
Posted on 06/04/2012 7:19:29 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
MILWAUKEE, Wis. Fearing their own bargaining rights could be stripped away, members of New Yorks powerful unions piled onto planes to Wisconsin in an effort to topple GOP Gov. Scott Walker in tomorrows recall election.
Dozens representing, among others, health-care Local 1199 East, building-service Local 32BJ and Local 726 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, are knocking on doors, making calls and handing out fliers to support Democrat Tom Barrett over Walker.
And members from around the country of the Transport Workers Union are badgering voters in the Badger State by cold-calling them using an online phone bank.
Many Wisconsin voters said theyre fed up with union campaigning and accused outsiders of poisoning the political climate.
Its a lot of people from outside stirring the pot, said Steve Tate, 54, of Deforest, who backs Walker. This recall is a waste of money. We should ride out the tough times and work with one another.
But Tom Mason, a New York City bus driver and executive board member of ATU Local 726, said hes worried that Walkers attacks on union rights will spread to the Big Apple and the rest of the country.
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WI Recall Ping!!
One day to go!
Talk about your cheesy blintz
As many as 12 New York teachers are in Wisconsin, and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is expected to arrive today."....
AFT President Randi Weingarten says labor activists must seize the moment because the public believes that conservative governors have gone too far. Photo by Rebecca Cook.
and from living in the Midwest I can tell you there is nothing that people out there LOVE more than a bunch of pushy, arrogant New Yorkahs getting in their face. /sarc
I take it her red scarf is some kind of statement (and not of the fashion variety...)
Wow she totally is a poster girl for the liberal female “activist”
All we need is the audio for Rush’s
“we’re fierce, we’re feminists, and we’re in your face”
Left-wing, communist labor union, New Yorkers campaigning in Wisconsin? Ain’t gonna down well with the Wisconsin folks!!! Vote for Scott Walker on Tuesday, June 5th!!! GO WALKER!!! ONWARD TO VICTORY!!!
The fees of those who support Walker are being used to help pay the travelling expenses to Wisconsin. And they wonder why some will leave the union if they get the chance.
Good thing voter ID laws are verboten or they would be disenfranchised.
Walker's fiscal responsibility will spread to the Big Apple and the rest of the country no matter what happens in Wisconsin. There is not enough money in the entire world to satisfy the demands of unions for fat pensions, luxury health care, and early retirement benefits paid for by taxpayers who have not such generous benefits.
The union goons sent out an email last Friday to all State of Arizona workers asking them to help with these phone banks to get Governor Walker thrown out. Whadda country.
By the way - please correct me if I am wrong - but weren't the biggest actions by Walker in eliminating some collective bargaining rights to raise retirement and health care contributions, and end the union monopoly on health insurance for teachers. Apparently the union plan was way overpriced. Has anyone done a study to show what the net out-of-pocket effect on teachers was - whether the reduction in health insurance price covered most of their increased contribution?
"Hi, G***, I am so-and-so from the AFL-CIO. Do you plan on voting tomorrow?"
G***: "Yes, I am voting"
AFL/CIO girl: "Can we count on your support for Tom Barrett?"
And to my surprise, she said, "no, I am a Democrat and I like Tom Barret, but I will not be voting for him tomorrow"
G***'s husband is a conservative, so I know how he will vote, but I was shocked to hear G*** was voting for Gov. Walker.
And no, AFL/CIO girl did not stop to talk to US. There are 5 solid Walker votes in our household.
They’d better get reconciled to the fact the juicy pension and cadillac health-care plans are coming to an end. The fact the unions aren’t taking into account the dire fiscal straits of their states, speaks volumes about whether they give two sh*ts as to whether those states go bust or not. Just so long as they get theirs.
This will backfire as i do not appreciate outside influences in our state and neither do my neihgbors.
The Union Thugs are sending out calls to all points, including cemetaries, for ALL union thug members to vote...
dead or alive!
She’s got a purdy mouth.
These NYC public trough feeders are wasting their time and money ..... I’m fine with that
Just as elected "servants of the people," ruling us from atop Capital Hill, should face.
Thugs and goons, step aside. Go Walker!
I hope she squeals like a pig tomorrow night.........
Yep.. the “Congress of Peoples’ Deputies.”
The unions may well be super-motivated, but they have no control over which lever is pulled once behind the curtain. Private union households here in WI are far more supportive of Walker than may be expected and public union employees in WI are already (in one case 50% of its members) declining paycheck deductions for their unions.
It may well end up being one of two big stories when Walker is victorious:
1. The silent majority has been waiting for the vote.
2. Union household will show far more support for Walker in the election than assumed.
I don't think pollsters and the news media have fully caught onto the fact that some conservatives (like me) simply refuse to participate in telephone polling. I find polls incredibly biased and don't wish to participate (besides the fact that I can't be sure of who is calling and what use they might make of my information). So I hope its a Walker landslide.
I'm a bit surprised that your friend did get the "This is a nice house you have here. Cute kids too. You should make sure that nothin' happens to 'em." strongarmed talk.
Your perogative, certainly, but I use polls to have fun.
Usually I'm a black lesbian female government worker who makes in excess of 150K per year. And, I vote straight ticket Republican, and support only conservative causes.
:-) Maybe I should just get out more.
Whereas liberals LOVE pollsters and can't wait to spout their opinions.
“worried that Walkers attacks on union rights will spread to the Big Apple and the rest of the country.”
MY wife can't do that. She tells them straight out. They wanted to know if she was going to vote for Obama and seemed genuinely hurt when she told them no way. When they asked why, she replied "he's been a disaster" and hung up.
Unfortunately Owing to New York’s privileged position on a major trade rout props her up economically by allowing her to effectively tax her trade partners for the extra money required to keep their unions fat and happy.