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    Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support - JSOnline

    Members of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, AFSCME Council 24, have begun circulating letters to businesses in southeast Wisconsin, warning that they will face a boycott if they don't support collective bargaining for public employee unions.

    The letters ask businesses to express that support by displaying union signs in their windows.

    "Failure to do so will leave us no choice but (to) do a public boycott of your business," the letter says. "And sorry, neutral means 'no' to those who work for the largest employer in the area and are union members."
    There are stories on WI radio of business owners trying to stay neutral, but since the won't place the letter in their window they are being boycotted and protestors are in front of their place.

    I think this has a large potential to back fire on the unions and erode some of the support they have. It doesn't seem people take too kindly to brutish behavior and this activity easily draws comparisons to the mob asking for protection money to ensure no one burns down the business.

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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

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    Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support - JSOnline

    There are stories on WI radio of business owners trying to stay neutral, but since the won't place the letter in their window they are being boycotted and protestors are in front of their place. I think this has a large potential to back fire on the unions and erode some of the support they have. It doesn't seem people take too kindly to brutish behavior and this activity easily draws comparisons to the mob asking for protection money to ensure no one burns down the business.
    I'm surprised to hear they're actually protesting. Must be using sick days.

    I think this has a high potential of backfire. People do not like to be threatened. Nobody. Force me to put a sign in my window and, when I get in the voting booth, "I'll show you!!" People who may not have planned to vote may be showing up in droves. Bad move, in my opinion.
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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    D-E-S-P-E-R-A-T-I-O-N

    Same intimidation tactics that thuggish unions are known for, and were built on.

    I'm sure death threats are next. That's all they understand.

    The end is near, and they'll go down in a blaze of glory, unfortunately.

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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    It would be a real shame if something were to happen to your business. You get what I'm saying?

    Must have a real noble cause

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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I think this has a large potential to back fire on the unions and erode some of the support they have. It doesn't seem people take too kindly to brutish behavior and this activity easily draws comparisons to the mob asking for protection money to ensure no one burns down the business.
    I have no idea what the mindset of the average Wisconsinite(Wisconsan?) is, but what you say would certainly apply to me. If it doesn't erode support, it will probably erode sympathy.

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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Dirtbags.......
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Thats the wrong approach for sure and certainly wont help...but scott walker and company used the wrong approach and used the same thuggery if you all want to be honest about it. He could went about this altogether different and got most of what he wanted. Scott walker wanted to play the tough guy and he created this turmoil.

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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Thats the wrong approach for sure and certainly wont help...but scott walker and company used the wrong approach and used the same thuggery if you all want to be honest about it. He could went about this altogether different and got most of what he wanted. Scott walker wanted to play the tough guy and he created this turmoil.


    He did no such thing. The Unions are going after small businesses, these thugs have some nerve threatening folks, no excuse.
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    I wonder if people are feeling intimidated to sign the petitions for recalls? If so, that won't mean squat at the ballot box. The thugs may get a surprise.
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    Re: Union threatens boycott of any business that doesn't show support

    I would put a sign in my window "**** your union"....
    You should try to remember, ideas are conveyed by researching information, vetting sources, and confirming said information. Not by regurgitating talking points given to you by your "news" station.
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