Earlier today I posted an entry regarding some misinformation being spread about Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s record when it comes to his dealings with unionized City of Milwaukee employees. In that entry, I name John “Sly” Sylvester of WTDY-AM’s “Sly in the Morning” show as one of the folks responsible for attacking Barrett, as Sly has spend a fair amount of time on his show attacking Mayor Barrett’s labor record.
In response to my entry, Sly sent me a message saying that if I had any courage, I’d post the audio of his interview with Rich Abelson, the Executive Director of AFSCME District Council 48.
In the interest of allowing Blogging Blue’s readers to hear for themselves the attacks being leveled against Mayor Barrett by leaders within AFSCME, here’s the audio of Sly’s interview with Rich Abelson on April 2, 2012:
(Audio courtesy of “Sly in the Morning”)
For the record, I’m not saying Mayor Barrett’s record when it comes to his dealings with unions has been perfect, but the recall election of Gov. Scott Walker is too important to blindly support the candidate who was hand-picked by union leaders (without input from rank-and-file members) based on that candidate making promises to those union leaders.