Via The Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel concerning some pretty fucking disturbing public employee union tactics:
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.”
[. . .]
Jim Haney, the outgoing head of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, a pro-business lobby, said the union effort was appalling. And he said the campaign would backfire.
“It’s kind of like the old protection racket,” he said. “ ’If you have the right sticker, we won’t break your knees.’ This is beyond the pale to force a small-business person to choose when they want to stay neutral. But that isn’t good enough.”
Boycott threats for NOT openly supporting those that are actively fleecing you. That’ll get the support the unions are looking for.
2011-04-01 » madlibertarianguy