WI Union Thuggery

Posted in Politics on April 3rd, 2011

The union thuggery in Wisconsin is, as was to be expected from these filth, continuing and escalating. They’ve taken the tried and true union approach of moving from protests to intimidation of local businesses, especially businesses who wish to remain neutral and/or uninvolved in the current political chaos in Wisconsin.

The details of the current union thuggery:

Having lost their fight in the legislature, Wisconsin unions are now getting out the steel pipes for those who don’t step lively to their cause. A letter we’ve seen that was sent to businesses in southeastern Wisconsin shows that Big Labor’s latest strategy is to threaten small businesses with boycotts if they don’t publicly declare their support for government union monopoly power.

Dated March 28, 2011, the letter is addressed to “DEAR UNION GROVE AREA BUSINESS OWNER/MANAGER,” in Racine County. And it begins with this warm greeting: “It is unfortunate that you have chosen ‘not’ to support public workers rights in Wisconsin. In recent past weeks you have been offered a sign(s) by a public employee(s) who works in one of the state facilities in the Union Grove area. These signs simply said ‘This Business Supports Workers Rights,’ a simple, subtle and we feel non-controversial statement given the facts at this time.”

We doubt “subtle” is the word a business owner would use to describe this offer he is being told he can’t refuse.

The letter is signed by Jim Parrett, the “Field Rep.” for Council 24 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, which is the most powerful union in the AFL-CIO. The letter presents a litany of objections to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s changes to benefits and public union collective bargaining power, describing them as “things that make life working in a 24-7 facility tolerable.”

The missive concludes by noting that, “With that we’d ask that you reconsider taking a sign and stance to support public employees in this community. Failure to do so will leave us no choice but do [sic] 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.”

So even businesses that stay neutral in the political battle are considered the enemy and will be punished. Charming stuff, and especially coming from a union that claims (wrongly) to be losing its constitutional rights. Free speech for others apparently isn’t all that important.

This is normal. The union thugs almost always resort to intimidation and thuggery when balked. Soon, if their demands aren’t met by these businesses, it will go beyond boycotts into services disruptions, vandalism, and violence.

This is the war that the good people of Wisconsin have been forced to fight, and the war that America at large must join in due to the Unions being part of nationwide organizations with deep pockets and lots of ground troops.

Just to be very, very clear, Mr. Jim Parrett, the “Field Rep.” for Council 24 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and any of his kith and kin who profit from his actions are valid and primary targets for any and all proactive defense actions or reprisals that any American might wish to undertake. The same is true of his counterparts in other areas of Wisconsin:

Primary Targets For Reprisals

The AFSCME Council 24 Field Reps
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What measures must be taken to protect the people of Wisconsin from these thugs and what reprisal should be be meted out to them I am forced to leave to the individual consciences of individuals. I’m not there and I don’t have enough operational intelligence in the theater to be able to determine what level of response is needed to these vermin’s actions.

I would hope that this conflict can be resolved without significant violence. If individual with boots on the ground determine this not to be the case, please remember that America is a nations of laws.

If violence or other illegal methods must be used against these filth, turn yourselves in to the law after the operation is completed and give the law and the courts their due.

Yes, if you’re not willing to “martyr” yourself for your cause, limit your actions to those you’re actually willing to pay for.

I can say, however, that these 12 individuals should be the primary targets of any efforts and operations. They’re the organizers in the field; if they’re stopped, the unions’ organized aggression is stopped along with them.

Make it personal. Make it as painful as it is felt to be needed to be. Just make sure that they know that they’re “touchable” and that all the union dollars and political power in the world can’t protect them from the anger of the American people.

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Keep your eyes open. Travel light but load heavy, and always put another round in the enemy after they’re down. ;-)

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