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 ideal.
In the event you would like to discuss this matter further, please contact the Director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Jim Palmer, at 608.273.3840.
Co-signed by Mahlon Mitchell, President, Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin; Joe Conway, President, International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 311; John Matthews, Executive Director, Madison Teachers, Inc.; Keith Patt, Executive Director, Green Bay Education Association; Bob Richardson, President, Dane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association; Dan Frei, President, Madison Professional Police Officers Association.
Thugs, goons, poltroons, wallowers in the public trough, the whole lot of them. They do not care for public safety or children. I do not think they even care about police officers, firefighters, or teachers.
They care for lining their own pockets, and for power. Pure and simple.
Billy Beck: “”All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war.”
That war is now moving beyond rehearsal into the skirmish stage, and it’s not tea partiers in Texas, or gun toting crazies in Arizona, lighting the fuse.
It’s Wisconsin Democrats, liberals, and unions.