April 3, 2011
What does the possibly illegal Wisconsin Public Union boycott have in common with a mob protection racket? A lot!
AFSCME Council 24 has informed the local businesses that if they did not publicly support the Union the business will be subject to a boycott. This public support includes putting a sign in the window of the business stating that they support the Union in their fight against Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda. It is not enough if the business remains neutral. As Bret Jacobson says, “Translation: that’s a nice business you have there, it would be a shame if something happened to it.”
It seems even more sinister when the business is paying to harassed. They are being taxed to pay the wages of the public union members. In turn, a part of those wages are taken in union dues, which then allow the union to Read the rest of this entry »