Sunday, March 13, 2011

Who’s the Real Bully on the Playground?

Wisconsin elected a Governor and State Representatives to take on the special interests and deal with an out of control budget.  The results of which are taking on the ‘special interests’ who are the biggest bullies on the playground.  Don’t believe me?  Read this letter delivered by the Union Leadership of Wisconsin’s finest.

Yours In Truth  Winking smile  Shelly


By Charlie Sykes

Story Created: Mar 10, 2011

Story Updated: Mar 12, 2011

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 ideal.

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 Fire Fighters

Jim 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 Sheriffs Association

Dan Frei, President Madison Professional Police Officers Association

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