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Unions sinking lower by the day?

That's a nice business you got there. Pity if anything were to happen to it if, say, you didn't toe the line and denounce Governor Walker like we're asking nice-like.

March 10, 2011
Mr. Tom Ellis, President
Marshall & Ilsley Corporation
770 N. Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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 company to publicly oppose Governor
Walker’s efforts to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public employees in
Wisconsin. While we appreciate that you may need some time to consider this
request, we ask for your response by March 17. In the event that you do not
respond to this request by that date, we will assume that you stand with
Governor Walker and against the teachers, nurses, police officers, fire fighters,
and other dedicated public employees who serve our communities.

In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining,
please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the
goods and services provided by your company. However, if you join us, we will
do everything in our power to publicly celebrate your partnership in the fight to
preserve the right of public employees to be heard at the bargaining table.
Wisconsin’s public employee unions serve to protect and promote equality and
fairness in the workplace. We hope you will stand with us and publicly share that

In the event you would like to discuss this matter further, please contact the
executive Director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Jim Palmer,
at 608.273.3840.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from
you soon.

James L. Palmer, Executive Director
Wisconsin Professional Police Association
Mahlon Mitchell,President
Professional Professional Fire Fighters
Jim Conway, President
International Association of Fire Fighters Local 311
John Matthews, Execuctive Director
Madison Teachers, Inc.
Keith Patt, Executive Director
Green Bay Education Association
Bob Richardson, President
Dane County Deputy Sheriffs Association
Dan Frei, Prersident
Madison Professional Police Officers Association

Answer Question

Asked by Carpy at 10:57 PM on Mar. 11, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (21)
  • That's pretty much par for the course, I think. Disgusting, but average thuggish behavior.

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:03 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • WTH! Sounds like the mafia to me!

    Answer by Kathy675 at 11:04 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I think there is a good chance of bloodshed before this is over.

    Comment by Carpy (original poster) at 11:09 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I believe you're right Carpy, it's going to get uglier before it gets better. The Union isn't going anywhere!

    Answer by Kathy675 at 11:20 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I hope it motivates other states to adopt the same legislation to rein in these out of control public sector unions. These public sector unions behave no better than the Mafia...except the Mafia shook down individuals and businesses while these unions shake down the tax payer...with the help of imbeciles like Jessie Jackson, Michael Moore and Ed Schultz. What marvelous role models for democrats...I am sure they are soooo proud.

    Answer by annabarred at 11:27 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Oh come on, you know that  one of those mean old Tea Party people wrote that!!!ninjaLOL!!!


    Answer by agentwanda at 11:36 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Truly pathetic and very disturbing, but not surprising at all. And yes, I think that unions sometimes use mafia tactics. Actually, if you think about it, a lot of the time.

    Side note. The company my hubby works for (he's in management) is union and their union was taken over by the teamsters. They've been working without a contract for a few years now because the company was sold and they decided not to give in to the demands. They were gearing up for a strike and they had plans all set for the non striking people to get to work. They were going to have them park off-site and bus them in. They also had security people hired. Very sad that you would have to be afraid to go to work.

    Answer by DSamuels at 12:14 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • I would guess they view this as one of their "collective bargaining rights"!

    Answer by Charis76 at 12:27 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • unions......teamsters.........mafia.....hummmmm let's see......nope, no connections I can recall!!!!

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 12:58 AM on Mar. 12, 2011


    Tammany Hall politics


    I guess we are back to this. Funny, the more 'advanced' we become the more backward some act.


    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:53 AM on Mar. 12, 2011

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