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  • Wisconsin: WSEU circulating boycott letters

    03/30/2011 1:59:39 PM PDT · by Jean S · 56 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 3/30/11 | Don Walker
    Members of Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, have begun circulating letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin, asking them to support workers’ rights by putting up a sign in their windows. If businesses fail to comply, the letter says, “Failure to do so will leave us no choice but (to) do a public boycott of your business. And sorry, neutral means 'no' to those who work for the largest employer in the area and are union members."
  • ***UNION THUG ALERT*** Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Jim Palmer

    03/14/2011 9:15:15 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    yellow bullet ^ | March 10, 2011 | Jimmy Biggs
    March 10, 2011 Mr. Tom Ellis, President Marshall & Ilsley Corporation 770 N. Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 SENT VIA FASCIMILE AND REGULAR MAIL Dear Mr. Ellis: As you undoubtedly know, Governor Walker recently proposed a “budget adjustment bill” to eviscerate public employees’ right to collectively bargain in Wisconsin. .. As you also know, Scott Walker did not campaign on this issue when he ran for office. If he had, we are confident that you would not be listed among his largest contributors. As such, we are contacting you now to request your support. The undersigned groups would like your...
  • Union dues not paid; state worker is fired (WA)

    02/04/2006 9:03:50 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 4, 2006 | NA
    Associated Press GRANDVIEW, Yakima County — After 18 years with the state Department of Agriculture, Cathy Munson will work her last day today. Munson, 56, isn't retiring. She's been fired for refusing to pay union dues or alternative fees as required under a labor agreement between the state and the 40,000-member Washington Federation of State Employees. Effective July 1, the contract contains a "union-security clause" that allows the union to collect dues or fees from employees who become members — and from those who do not. Munson objects to the clause, which she says was ratified by a minority of...