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  • Union man (Wheeler Marsee - city council) speaks out about run-in with reporter Steven Crowder

    12/14/2012 5:05:58 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 53 replies
    Fox2news ^ | 12-13-2012 | Andrea Isom
    MELVINDALE, Mich. (WJBK) -- It's a video seen all over the world. An attack on a Fox News contributing reporter at the right to work protest in Lansing earlier this week was caught on video. Now, one of the union members seen in the footage is speaking out to FOX 2. By now, almost everybody knows who he is, reporter Steven Crowder, the guy who got sucker-punched outside a pitch tent where the pro-right to work crowd had gathered. (See the video above in the upper right corner) "I'm under rested and overworked right now and still tough enough to...
  • Chicago Teachers Vote to Continue Strike

    09/16/2012 5:24:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 88 replies
    Chicago Teachers Vote to Continue Strike By STEPHANIE BANCHERO The Chicago public school teachers strike entered its second week after the teachers union declined Sunday to call off a week-long walkout that has catapulted the city into the national debate over teacher evaluations and job security. Only hours earlier, Chicago Teachers Union officials had trumpeted new concessions they said they had extracted from Mayor Rahm Emanuel during talks to settle the strike that started last Monday and has canceled classes for 350,000 students in the nation's third largest district. The vote to continue the strike came Sunday night by the...
  • First recall effort against Gov. Scott Walker formally launched Friday [WI]

    11/04/2011 1:19:58 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 32 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Nov. 4, 2011 2:58 p.m. | Jason Stein
    Madison - Paperwork to recall Gov. Scott Walker has been filed with state elections officials. The state Government Accountability Board said the request was filed Friday, the first possible date of the recall. To succeed in forcing a recall election of the Republican governor, organizers must gather 540,000 signatures in 60 days. The petition was filed by David Brandt of Muskego in Waukesha County and the "Close Friends to Recall Walker" committee. Brandt said in the government filing that he was registering a recall committee to "fulfill my friend's last request." The state Democratic Party is starting its recall Walker...
  • WEAC has its own union troubles [WI teachers' union]

    09/12/2011 9:50:25 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Sept. 12, 2011 10:35 p.m. | Daniel Bice
    Wisconsin's largest teachers union has a problem. A union problem. This week, National Support Organization, which bills itself as the world's largest union of union staffers, posted an online notice discouraging its members from seeking work with the Wisconsin Education Association Council. "Don't apply for WEAC vacancies!" screams the headline. The reason for the boycott? Chuck Agerstrand, president of the National Support Organization, is accusing WEAC officials of "breaching staff contracts and destroying any working relationship with its employees." "WEAC management is taking a page out of Gov. (Scott) Walker's playbook and making up new employment rules not in the...
  • Sarah Palin to Union Members: Don’t Be Taken In By Union Boss Thuggery Like Jimmy Hoffa Represents

    09/06/2011 10:33:44 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/6/11 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin with her husband Todd spoke to a tea party crowd Monday in New Hampshire. From her Facebook page: In my speech on Saturday in Iowa, I said: “Between bailouts for Wall Street cronies and stimulus projects for union bosses’ security and ‘green energy’ giveaways, [Barack Obama] took care of his friends. And now they’re on course to raise a billion dollars for his re-election bid so that they can do it all over again.” This was shamefully on display yesterday at President Obama’s taxpayer-funded campaign rally in Detroit. In introducing the President, Teamsters President James Hoffa represented precisely...
  • Biden At AFL-CIO Rally: "You Are The Only Folks Keeping The Barbarians From the Gates"

    09/05/2011 2:15:39 PM PDT · by DFG · 74 replies · 2+ views ^ | 09/05/11 | HotAirPundit
    The opposition is called "son of a bitches" at one Labor rally and "barbarians" at another rally. Here's an angry Joe Biden at the AFL-CIO rally in Cincinnati just a short time ago.
  • Hoffa: “No Regrets” Over Speech Calling For Violence Against Conservatives, This Is a “War”…

    09/05/2011 6:51:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 299 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 9/5/11 | Zip
    Thug. (TPM) — Teamsters union president James Hoffa would say it all again if he could, he told TPM Monday. Hoffa riled up Fox News and the right wing Monday with a Labor Day speech in Detroit in which he called Republican members of Congress “sons of bitches” and said union workers are ready to “go to war” with the tea party next year and “take out” Republicans at the ballot box. Hoffa said he’d say the exact same words all over again. “I would because I believe it,” he said. “They’ve declared war on us. We didn’t declare war...
  • Outgoing Democratic NLRB chairwoman: Conservatives attacking Board with ‘baseball bat’

    08/30/2011 12:59:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/30/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    Outgoing National Labor Relations Board chairwoman Wilma Liebman thinks critics of the NLRB’s recent policies have blown their complaints “grossly out of proportion to what has happened and what has been done.” “We knew we were going to have a boxing match, but we didn’t expect our opponents to come in with a baseball bat,” Liebman, a Democrat, told The New York Times. The NLRB has come under fire during President Obama’s administration for favoring unions. The Board has traditionally swung with political tides, but critics say this time around it’s different. The NLRB has plowed forward with unprecedented cases,...
  • Union retirees enlisted in strike against Verizon (Asked to make calls to ‘tie up’ centers)

    08/19/2011 7:50:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 18, 2011 | Chuck Neubauer
    Reading from prepared scripts and calling at predesignated times, retirees of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) are the newest recruits in the union’s strike against Verizon Communications, asked to flood service centers with complaints and questions to — in the words of one leader — “tie them up.” The scripted calls are going to fiber-solution outlets, repair shops, maintenance and testing centers, and fiber-optic and digital subscriber line (DSL) centers to “keep them busy,” said Pat Welsh, president of the CWA Retired Members Council for District 1, which covers New York, New Jersey and New England. He described the...
  • Verizon wins injunction against striking workers after reports of vandalism...

    08/15/2011 12:12:44 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 61 replies
    Toms River News ^ | Aug 15 2011 | Toms River, NJ [srsly!]
    No vandalism. No violence. No Harassment. No Obstruction. No intimidating. No threatening. No Blocking. No Trespassing. Those were just a few of the restrictions placed on members of the local 827 IBEW bargaining unit, their dependents, minors, households and relatives in an injunction signed by NJ Superior Court Justice Mary Beth Rogers last week. Rogers also set restrictions on picketing, allowing no more than six picketers at the entrance to any Verizon owned property at any one time. Picketers were also advise that no more than two picketers may picket a private residence of a Verizon employee and must stay...
  • Obama's political wing involved in Wisconsin recalls

    07/22/2011 12:49:35 PM PDT · by milwguy · 7 replies
    jsonline ^ | 07/22/2011 | js
    Madison President Barack Obama’s political arm at the Democratic National Committee is getting involved in the Wisconsin state Senate recall elections. Obama’s Organizing for America is pulling together volunteers in Madison this weekend to knock on doors and make phone calls in support of Democrats in eight recall elections. The group sent an email Thursday night to supporters soliciting volunteers. The group’s Wisconsin field director says Organizing for America will be providing support to volunteers working on the recall elections. Six Republicans and two Democrats face recall elections next month. Obama’s group was also involved with helping to organize protests...
  • SEIU 'Intimidation Manual' Uncovered Detailing Union's Dirty Tactics

    07/18/2011 8:18:33 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 18th | Jonathon M. Seidl
    According to Vincent Vernuccio in the Washington Times, it’s over 70 pages and details how "outside pressure can involve jeopardizing relationships between the employer and lenders, investors, stockholders, customers, clients, patients, tenants, politicians, or others on whom the employer depends for funds." "It" is a new intimidation manual uncovered during a lawsuit against the SEIU*, one of the nation’s largest unions. In it, Vernuccio says, the SEIU’s dirty tactics are explained, including bullying employers by targeting them economically and advocating for breaking the law.
  • Collective bargaining law published : Set to take effect Wednesday

    06/28/2011 3:43:58 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, 28 Jun 2011 | Ben Krumholz
    GREEN BAY - With a publication in the Wisconsin State Journal, the state's collective bargaining law is set to take effect on Wednesday. In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Governor Scott Walker says he should have done more to prepare the public for eliminating most collective bargaining for most state employees. He admits he was just focused on completing the legislation. Walker says his office "had not built enough of the case." He goes on to say what he "should have done, from a political standpoint, was build that case sooner." “The proposals he has been making have...
  • Shelly Moore Caught Campaigning on Taxpayer Dime, RPW Requests Investigation (WI recall [D])

    06/22/2011 2:55:20 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 30 replies ^ | June 22, 2011 | katie.mccallum
    [Madison] - The Republican Party of Wisconsin filed a verified complaint with the Government Accountability Board today against Shelly Moore for knowingly violating state law by using taxpayer funded resources for political activity. Moore, a public school teacher and WEAC union leader, is challenging incumbent candidate Sheila Harsdorf in the 10th senate district recall election. Several overtly political emails were turned over to the Republican Party of Wisconsin following an open records request into Moore’s official Ellsworth School District email account. Moore explicitly states in one exchange: “We’re not supposed to use school email, but since all of our rights...
  • Netroots kicks off with all eyes on Wisconsin

    06/16/2011 6:50:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/16/11 | James Hohmann
    MINNEAPOLIS — To the liberal activists gathered for the annual Netroots Nation conference, Wisconsin is the center of the political universe. Several panels on the first day of the annual progressive gathering focused on what’s happening in neighboring Wisconsin: lessons from the push by Gov. Scott Walker to curtail collective bargaining, the takeaways from the failure to unseat a conservative state Supreme Court justice and the upcoming recall elections. The Republican wave that gave the GOP control of the House and state capitols around the country has galvanized thousands of activists. “Wisconsin is Ground Zero right now,” said Adam Green,...
  • Wis. Union Protesters Disrupt Special Olympics Ceremony (Dressed as zombies)

    06/08/2011 3:38:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 120 replies · 1+ views
    MacIverInstitute ^ | 6/8/11 | MacIverInstitute - youtube
    Really ugly.
  • ‘Walkerville’ camp at Capitol Square in the works to protest budget (here we go again)

    06/02/2011 10:21:05 AM PDT · by Thunder90 · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 6/2/2011 | SANDY CULLEN and MARY SPICUZZA
    With lawmakers gearing up for a vote on the state budget, a “Walkerville” camp similar to the one that sprang up during the protests at the state Capitol earlier this year may be returning this weekend — this time to the terraces of Mifflin and Carroll streets. We Are Wisconsin, an alliance of community groups, labor unions and others, has asked the city for a permit to set up the camp across from the Capitol to provide information about Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposals and efforts to recall Republican legislators who voted to eliminate bargaining rights for most public employees.
  • Union whistleblowers: We were beaten and harassed after they accused bosses of looting

    05/15/2011 7:37:17 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 11 replies
    Daily News ^ | 05/15/11 | Brian Kates
    Unionized phone company employees say they were beaten or threatened after they accused their labor bosses of looting their coffers through various scams. One member of Communications Workers of America Local 1101 said that after he reported a time-sheet padding scheme, a thug beat him so badly his spine was injured. * * * "This was union greed and that's worse than corporate greed," said Kevin Condy, a reform movement leader of the 6,700-member local that represents mostly Verizon workers in Manhattan and the Bronx. "These guys acted like they felt they were entitled."
  • More Shock Video: U Of Missouri 'Labor Studies Course Teaches How to Shut Down Non-Union

    05/03/2011 9:51:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Big Government ^ | 5/3/11 | Dan Riehl
    While University of Missouri – Kansas City Professor Judy Ancel has yet to explain her false and misleading defense of classroom statements suggesting violence is an acceptable tactic with an appropriate place in advancing the labor movement, new video reveals Ancel giving students insight into how to put non-union companies out of business. The tactic Ancel recommends to students is based upon deception and designed to burden a non-union company with a costly labor action under false pretenses.
  • State retiree benefits gap grows to $1.26 trillion (not including unfunded health care)

    04/26/2011 3:07:39 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2011 | Tami Luhbi
    States are $1.26 trillion in the hole when it comes to their pension and retiree health obligations, according to a report released Tuesday. And taxpayers are ultimately on the hook for this shortfall, which soared 26% in one year. The Great Recession has wreaked havoc on states' pension and retiree health systems, the Pew Center on the States found. The report covers fiscal year 2009, which began July 1, 2008 in most states. States are largely responsible for this predicament. As tax revenues plummeted, many skipped part or all of their annual retiree benefits contributions as they struggled to...
  • The Bell May Toll for Jersey Toll Collectors

    04/25/2011 8:45:27 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 25 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | April 24, 2011 | Arnold Ahlert
    Last Thursday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit in which union workers were seeking to prevent New Jersey from privatizing toll collector jobs on the New Jersey Turnpike, unless those workers got the "right of first refusal" to keep their jobs. But it gets even better: the suit argued that privatization violates workers' First Amendment rights. As part of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's efforts to bring that state back from the brink of fiscal oblivion, privatization of some government operations has become part of the equation. In 2010, a governor's task force recommended that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority,...

    04/25/2011 12:14:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 17 replies ^ | 04/25/2011 | n/a
    Thuggery 101: Union Official, Professor Teach College Course in Violent Union Tactics
  • Madison protests cost WI taxpayers millions

    04/20/2011 1:22:56 PM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies ^ | 4-20-11 | Ed Morrissey
    The tab to keep Madison operating through the weeks of union attempts to shut down the legislature has yet to be calculated entirely, but it has already run into the millions, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The bill from the Department of Natural Resources alone for its personnel topped $350,000, and the parking tab for police to park their vehicles approached $100,000: The state Department of Administration is still tallying up the expenses run up by law enforcement agencies and other departments during the weeks of protests at the Capitol. For many days on end, there were hundreds of law...
  • WI Leftist Screams Profanity at 14 Year-Old Girl at Madison Tea Party (Video_

    04/17/2011 10:08:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/17/11 | Jim Hoft
    Classy. An unhinged far left protester screams profanity at a 14 year-old girl who was speaking yesterday at the Madison rally.
  • Counter Tea-Partiers Reveal Hideous Face of Liberalism in Portland

    04/17/2011 6:45:39 PM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies ^ | 04/17/2011 | n/a
    The commie counter-Tea Partiers Andrew Breitbart appropriately invited to go to hell in Madison were also out in force in Portland. Here an enlightened progressive shares with us what he does with Old Glory. Warning — the obscene screechings of moonbats are not for innocent ears:
  • TrumkaObama Thugs Scream, Curse, Beat Drums, Blow Whistles & Make Obscene Gestures During Palin’s

    04/17/2011 3:59:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/17/11 | Jim Hoft
    This is what thuggery looks like. They don’t want to hear your side. They don’t want to discuss your views. They want you to shut up and be silent. This is today’s TrumkaObama American left. They must be soooo proud. Via Breitbart TV:
  • Palin in Madison: Veni, Vidi, Vici

    04/16/2011 5:54:53 PM PDT · by Al B. · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr. 16, 2011 | Jim Pethokoukis
    Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns. It was a chilly, wet and blustery afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin — one more appropriate for a late-season Packers game than a springtime political rally. The stirring NFL Films theme,  “The Classic Battle,” would’ve been a more apt musical choice than Van Halen’s “Right Now” to accompany Palin as she entered the stage outside the state capital building to address thousands of Tea Party members, along with a good number of extremely hostile, expletive-hurling government union rowdies. In the last few months, political professionals and insiders have been writing off the...
  • When Unions Get Desperate

    04/16/2011 2:14:05 PM PDT · by rhema · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/14/11 | ALLYSIA FINLEY
    There haven't been any major earthquakes or wildfires in California recently, but teachers apparently think that the potential budget cuts to education merit a "State of Emergency Week." The California Teachers Association, the state's largest teachers union, is planning a week of activities in May. The goal is to pressure Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and the state legislature to raise taxes rather than cut education spending. Earlier this week the union posted a 10-page list of potential activities on its website, Ideas included stalking legislators for a day; boycotting corporations like Microsoft that advocate for education reform; attempting to...
  • Thousands protest deep spending cuts in education, human services

    04/07/2011 11:25:09 AM PDT · by cweese · 16 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | April 6, 2011 | Chuck Lindell
    Led by union workers from across Texas, thousands of chanting marchers converged on the Capitol on Wednesday to protest the recently passed House budget's deep spending cuts to education, health care and state jobs. "We are all in this together," Judy Lugo, president of the Texas State Employees Union, told the raucous, cheering crowd on the south steps of the Capitol. "Every Texan, now and for years to come, will suffer the consequences if the Texas Legislature does not change course." Shortly before the rally, conservative and tea party activists held a news conference on the other side of the...
  • Woman Charged in Making Death Threats Against Republican Senators

    04/04/2011 7:52:44 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Frugal Cafe ^ | Apr 2, 2011
    Bomb Threats: Wisconsin News Omits That Katherine Windels, Woman Charged in Making Death Threats Against Republican Senators, Is a School Teacher (video) So much for the age of civility and balanced media… when will the leftists at MSNBC or Media Matters cover any of this? In Wisconsin, a 26-year-old woman has been charged in sending death threats, via emails, to WI Republican senators because of their support of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill. What Wisconsin news sources have conveniently omitted in much of their coverage is that Katherine Windels is a SCHOOL TEACHER. A pre-school and kindergarten teacher. Click here...
  • Email Threats Giffords-Style Attack on New York Lawmakers

    04/03/2011 11:16:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 62 replies
    WBEN 930 AM News ^ | Rachel Kingston Reporting
    Albany, NY (WBEN) -- State Police in the Capitol region are investigating a series of threatening emails that were sent to numerous state and local lawmakers in Albany on Friday. The emails are "similar in content," according to investigators. Troopers are not officially releasing any further information, citing the sensitivity of the investigation. But an Albany-area television station obtained a copy of the email Friday evening, from Assemblyman James Tedisco. (Click here read the entire text of the email, courtesy of WTEN-TV). [email Text near the bottom of the WTEN page that opened] In it, the writer expresses outrage over...
  • Wisconsin: Woman charged with email threats (elementary school teacher)

    03/31/2011 3:42:34 PM PDT · by Jean S · 155 replies · 1+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 3/31/11 | Bill Glauber
    Madison - A 26-year-old woman was charged Thursday with two felony counts and two misdemeanor counts for allegedly making email threats against Wisconsin lawmakers during the height of the battle over Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill.Katherine R. Windels of Cross Plains was named in a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Criminal Court.According to the criminal complaint, Windels allegedly sent an email threat to State Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) March 9. Later that evening, she allegedly sent another email to 15 Republican legislators, including Senate Majority Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau).The subject line of the second email was: "Atten.: Death Threat!!!! Bomb!!!" In...
  • Union Goons Threaten Wisconsin Business

    03/31/2011 9:14:30 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    fox news ^ | 3/31/11 | Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel
    Members of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, have begun circulating letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin, warning that they will face a boycott if they don't support collective bargaining for public employee unions.
  • Of Sweatshops And Classrooms

    03/27/2011 5:35:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | March 27, 2011 | David Stokes
    On March 25, 1911—exactly 100 years ago—approximately 500 workers were crafting “shirtwaists,” blouses with puffy sleeves and tight waists. These garments were the height of feminine fashion in America during the years before World War I and worn by “Gibson Girls.” It was part of an image personifying beauty, with a touch of independence, popularized by illustrated stories developed by a guy named—yep, you guessed it—Charles Dana Gibson. But the women and girls (primarily) working long hours to produce the “shirtwaists” were not likely to actually wear them. They were immigrants for the most part, underpaid and overworked. They labored...
  • Obama takes time to honor 100th anniv of "Triangle Shirtwaist Factory" fire

    03/24/2011 3:31:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The White House ^ | 3/24/11 | The White House
    Presidential Proclamation--100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire On March 25, 1911, a fire spread through the cramped floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in lower Manhattan. Flames spread quickly through the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors -- overcrowded, littered with cloth scraps, and containing few buckets of water to douse the flames -- giving the factory workers there little time to escape. When the panicked workers tried to flee, they encountered locked doors and broken fire escapes, and were trapped by long tables and bulky machines. As bystanders watched in horror, young workers began jumping out of the...
  • Behind the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

    03/23/2011 8:57:11 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 40 replies
    Fox Business ^ | March 23, 2011 | By Elizabeth MacDonald
    This column is based on eyewitness accounts, trial transcripts, testimony, and information from the New York City Fire Dept. and the New York Historical Society. It is the harrowingly small amount of sidewalk that may hit you when you stand in front of the building that housed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, where 100 years ago this March 25, 146 garment workers -- 129 women, 17 men -- perished in a murderous fire that ranks as one of the worst this nation has ever known.
  • Union Thugs Destroy Recall Petitions

    03/16/2011 8:56:16 AM PDT · by bigbob · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3-11-11 | Norwispatriot
    This video was shot minutes after a union advocate destroyed several petitions at a recall Jim Holperin Rally in Merill, WI. The event was moved to the court house grounds because the private location originally slated to host the event was threatened with arson. It should be noted that police were present when the protestor destroyed these recall petitions, but stated to us that there was nothing they could do about it. The female protestor, who had a young child with her, approached the recall table pretending to be interested in signing the petition, then proceeded to write F--- You!...
  • LABOR: Trouble at Lowland (Shots fired)

    03/13/2011 7:01:56 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 30 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Monday, Jul. 03, 1950 | Staff
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  • Wis: Asst DA’s rec’d layoff notices; GOP rec’d death threats – Who's the woman in custody?

    03/13/2011 3:31:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    various | March 11, 2011 | vanity
    Now that Gov Scott Walker and the GOP led state legislature has managed - in the face of overwhelming headaches and death threats - to pass legislation to save public sector jobs, how soon will the Wisconsin Dept of Justice identify who is behind the death threats that were sent to legislators before the vote?
  • Support us or Else: Wis. Unions Bully Local Businesses With Ultimatum (Youse guys better cooperate)

    03/11/2011 2:22:34 PM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/11/2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    Having lost the battle over collective bargaining rights in the capital, the Wisconsin unionistas are now taking their fight to local businesses. Seven union heads have sent the below letter to Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, a financial services firm. In the letter, the union members give the president of the company an ultimatum: publicly denounce Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-collective bargaining law, or face union boycott. March 10, 2011 Mr. Tom Ellis, President Marshall & Ilsley Corporation 770 N. Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 SENT VIA FASCIMILE AND REGULAR MAILDear Mr. Ellis: As you undoubtedly know, Governor Walker recently proposed a...
  • (Wisconsin) DOA: Security hardware on seven Capitol windows damaged

    03/11/2011 8:55:16 AM PST · by bigbob · 7 replies
    Wispolitics dot com ^ | 3-11-11 | Greg Bump
    A DOA spokesman says security hardware on at least seven Capitol windows was "damaged, disabled or removed" between Wednesday afternoon and midday Thursday. Administration spokesman Tim Donovan said there has been no report of window panes broken in the building, but two exterior doors had panels "kicked out." "The damaged, disabled or removed hardware had been in place to prevent windows on the ground floor and first floor from being opened more than a few inches, which has been the normal condition of these windows for about ten years," he wrote in an e-mail. Gov. Scott Walker referenced in a...
  • 'The Rachel Maddow Show' 3/8/2011 : ("We Won in Wisconsin", Maddow's premature celebration)

    03/11/2011 8:38:29 AM PST · by sickoflibs · 41 replies
    MSNBC Transcripts ^ | March 8th, 2011 | Rachel maddow
    Thanks to you at home for staying with us for the next hour. Hey, Wisconsin, you won. There has been no ceremony, there has been no applause yet, there has been no formal surrender ceremony—but I am telling you, you have won. Congratulations, Wisconsin. After 22 days of protests in the state that is the cradle of the rights of Americans who work for a living, after 22 days of protests against Republican Governor Scott Walker‘s efforts to strip union rights in Wisconsin, the governor has started to crumble. The governor started to cave. The governor started to do what...
  • After Walker Wins, Obama's Union Mob Riots at the Wisconsin Capitol

    03/10/2011 6:25:41 PM PST · by RedMDer · 50 replies ^ | March 10, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    So much for Governor Scott Walker caving, right? The Drive-Bys yesterday were all excited they had some e-mails, Governor Walker was caving. Well, if this is caving, my friends, we need a lot more caving like this. The message here is: "Go Ohio! Go Indiana! Go New Jersey! Go Idaho!" As the protesters keep chanting, the whole world is watching. Time to show us how this is done nationwide, make us proud over and over again. How are you people? I'm doing well, ... The left is imploding. We see it in front of our eyes.
  • Scott Walker on NOW!

    03/10/2011 8:40:13 AM PST · by milwguy · 74 replies
    wtmj ^ | 3/11/2011 | wtmj
  • Union Protesters Trapping GOP Lawmakers in Offices (Per Fox) More Threats of Violence

    03/10/2011 8:12:22 AM PST · by Dengar01 · 282 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 3/10/11 | Fox News
    Breaking on Fox News from Mike Tobin at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison. Protesters have trapped GOP lawmakers in their offices shutting down the vote at 11 AM and have threatened violence and are trying to enter their offices.
  • Capitol Chaos: Fitzgerald Calls Capitol "Unsafe"

    03/10/2011 7:28:10 AM PST · by Jean S · 86 replies
    620WTMJ ^ | 3/10/11 | Tim Lethlean, Jon Byman
    MADISON - State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the situation at the Capitol is "unsafe." Fitzgerald appeared on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Wisconsin's Morning News.  He's concerned about the ability for business to take place inside the Capitol."Law enforcement is doing the best they can, but they're just undermanned," Fitzgerald said.The State Assembly is scheduled to be in session at 11:00 a.m. Thursday.  Fitzgerald says that could be tough under current conditions.  "They're (officers) are having a very difficult time cleaning out, not only the assembly wing, but the rotunda is still full of protesters."Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald is also urging caution.  "I...
  • Unions Aim to Disrupt Wisconsin Vote Today

    03/10/2011 6:36:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 10, 2011 | By Chris Stirewalt
    It’s going to be a very ugly day in Wisconsin. A crowd of 5,000 union protestors swarmed the state Capitol in Madison shattered windows and barricaded themselves inside amid calls for a “class war” after news got out that Senate Republicans had circumvented a Democratic blockade of a bill curbing state union power. “This is war. This is a class war that has been leveled against the working people of this country,” Moore told anchor Rachel Maddow. Some labor leaders are calling for a day of unrest and want teachers to again walk off the job in protest of the...
  • Half of Capitol Controlled by Protesters, 'No One Is Safe,' National Guard Option 'On the Table'

    03/10/2011 6:46:33 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 48 replies ^ | March 10 | Staff
    A highly connected source in Wisconsin politics tells Fox Nation all hell is breaking loose at the state capitol. “Republican leadership was considering calling in SWAT teams or the National Guard. Plans have been set. We have almost completely lost control of the capitol building. Protesters now control the first and second floors and are amassing outside the governor’s office."
  • Missing Democrats looking at their options (FleeBaggers left out in cold, lol)

    03/10/2011 6:47:21 AM PST · by milwguy · 34 replies
    jsonline ^ | 3/10/2011 | don walker
    Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) said Thursday that the 14 Senate Democrats who have been in Illinois plan to meet this afternoon to discuss their options in the wake of the Senate vote Wednesday night to eliminate collective bargaining provisions for most public workers. Larson said the group will examine what legal options are available to them to contest what they believe was an illegal action Wednesday night when a committee stripped some financial elements from the bill, which they said allowed them to pass it with the presence of a simple majority. Democrats say that meeting was a violation of...
  • Protesters flood Wis. Capitol over anti-union vote

    03/10/2011 6:50:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 10, 2011
    Thousands of protesters pushed past security, climbed through windows and flooded the Wisconsin Capitol on Wednesday night after Senate Republicans pushed through a plan to strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights. Within an hour and a half of the vote, the protesters had seized the building's lower floors, creating an ear-splitting free-for-all of pounding drums, screaming chants, horns and whistles. Police gave up guarding the building entrances and retreated to the third floor. Protester Damon Terrell, 19, called Senate vote a "despicable travesty." "They know what they're doing is wrong," he said. "Which child hides what they...