Skip to comments.What Happened in Wisconsin
Posted on 06/08/2012 1:44:28 PM PDT by mdittmar
This message is from Pres. Gerald W. McEntee and Sec.- Treas. Lee Saunders.
By now youve probably heard that Scott Walker survived his recall election. To do so, he spent nearly $50 million.
But with the recall of Sen. Van Wanggaard, a pro-worker majority now controls the Wisconsin Senate and we have dealt a major blow against Walkers ability to do more damage to the working families of Wisconsin.
We should all be proud of the AFSCME sisters and brothers who came together in Wisconsin and inspired workers across the country to fight back against the orchestrated attacks on the middle class.
The Walker recall was an uphill battle from the very start. This is only the third such recall election in our countrys history, and our odds were made even more difficult by the vast amount of funding that Scott Walkers cronies flooded Wisconsin with. Combined with his race in 2010, thats twice now that the Koch brothers and Wall Street have bought Scott Walker the governor's office.
Although we didnt win, Wisconsins working families sent a loud and clear message to anti-worker governors, and their shady corporate backers: Efforts to destroy the rights of workers, and our ability to have a voice on the job, will not go unchallenged. We will take them on, just as we did in Ohio, where we overturned John Kasichs anti-collective bargaining bill, and in Florida, where we successfully stood up to Gov. Rick Scotts efforts to privatize programs throughout the state.
The spirit of Wisconsin should continue to inspire our commitment to fight even harder. Our success has never depended on any one single battle. We know that from experience. We will win back the rights that Walker and his allies stole from our members.
We will win by remaining strong and united, committed to one another in the fight for Americas future. We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while more Americans barely get by. Or we can build a nation where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules. That is the kind of country we are fighting for it is a fight that will not be over until we win and were honored to be standing alongside our members like you. As they say in Wisconsin, one day longer, one day stronger.
Them unions sure are full of themselves.
What happened in Wisconsin? We won BIG!
What happened in Wisconsin? We won BIG!
One hardly knows where to start deconstructing such drivel, so I’ll just sit back and enjoy their pain.
New Tea PArty motto: "We pay to make America happen"
Delusional Rat rants are often entertaining, but never pretty.
Well, there is a bright side for the AFSCME—they only had to buy a third as many stamps to mail this letter out to their members.
For the "Progressives" a WTF moment. Like in WTF hoppen??
rid you of your money and make our officials very, very rich.
AFSOWEME union, making the taxpayers unhappy everyday, can they spin any faster?
2007 Gross Salaary and Total Compensation
Gerald McEntee AFSCME $316,916 $551,428
It looks like union members took his advice and voted accordingly.
The Wisconsin Senate won't be in session until after the next election.
This is a huge case of whistling as the avalanche approaches. Sure, Walker spent a lot of money. But it was all privately donated, including mine. In contrast, the recall elections have cost Wisconsin taxpayers millions of dollars to finance, not that clowns like this idiot care. Democrats live to spend other people’s money. And it was all because the state union employees didn’t want to give up their Cadillac retirement plans.
If I were a member of this union and received a letter like this from the President I would be so pissed about him blowing all of the hard earned money I seen him on a stupid recall election. Any of the members who agree with what he said is an idiot.
Scott Walker is now my hero in the Republican Party.
Wow! With idiotic claims like this, now the remaining 40 percent of union members are going to opt out of union dues. They’ll be down to a handful of members and will have to shutdown entirely.
Efforts to destroy the rights of workers, and our ability to have a voice on the job, will not go unchallenged.
Well said. I understand that quite a few ex union members got a nice pay raise when the State stopped taking their money for the unions.
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