Hats off to the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association for posting video of private sector union workers disrupting the Assembly debate on right to work Thursday afternoon. Rumor has it that some Assembly Democrats were upset at the disruption, which makes you wonder if they’re suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.

What’s disappointing isn’t that working people stood their ground in a legislative chamber to loudly express their disapproval of the GOP’s union busting policies, to the point of being escorted out the door, it’s that not a single Democratic legislator was escorted out with them.

10 Responses to MTEA stands with private sector workers in right to work fight

  1. John Casper says:

    Steve, thanks.

    Every Dem in Wisconsin can now run this 98-second video of President Reagan saying no “freedom,” without “collective bargaining.”

    “…These are the values inspiring those brave workers in Poland, the values that have inspired other dissidents under communist domination, who have been willing to go into the gulag and suffer the torture of imprisonment, because of their dissidence. They remind us that where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost… They remind us that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. You and I must protect and preserve freedom here, or it will not be passed on to our children and it will disappear everywhere in the world. Today, the workers in Poland are showing a new generation how high is the price of freedom, but also how much, it is worth that price. I want more than anything I’ve ever wanted, to have an administration that will through its actions, at home and in the international arena, let millions of people know, that Miss Liberty, still lifts her lamp beside the golden door.

    http://bloggingblue.com/2015/03/ronald-reagan-collective-bargaining-freedom-video/#comment-146867

  2. BobJ says:

    What can you say thugs being thugs and they wonder why they get no support from the people of Wisconsin when they act like degenerates

    • nonquixote says:

      Exactly right bj,

      Vos and Fitzy and every Republican legislator barely even pretending to listen to the almost exclusive predominance of testimony against the legislation to break unions and disempower all labor, that came from employers as well as union membership, and then voting straight party line against the wishes of these hard working people of Wisconsin.

      Extraordinary session was as thuggish a tactic as could be imagined. Majority party being total degenerates, school-yard bullies, smugly uncaring sociopaths. Not one of them skipped memorizing and repeating the party line ALEC lie.

      Corpulent, neck-less, “André the Hutt,” presiding over the Assembly, “hearing,” embodied the perfect symbol of implacable and gross indifference to the remnants of the living wage, Wisconsin working class, tossed to the vortex of growing perpetual state-wide poverty.

      • Duane12 says:

        Yeah, nq, remember those great thugs in our history such as, Paul Reverse, who cried out publicly, “The Red Necks are coming” disturbing the peace of the neighborhood. And how about “I have a wet dream” by some alarmist thug whose name evades me at the moment. A more recent thug is a South American hotheaded, religious nut-job who falsely warns of the evils of “unfettered” (whatever that means) capitalists like that nice Mr. Koch and his brother just because they belong to some outfit named Citizens Un-unionized.

    • Sue says:

      Careful, Bob. These thugs aren’t just teachers and nurses aides anymore. Divide and conquer just added a whole bunch more people to the conquered side.

    • Duane12 says:

      Bob, Ms. DeGeneres is not a thug.

  3. John Harper says:

    Ah yes. Trying to shout people down!!! Civilization at its finest. Union lives matter! Union lives matter!

    • John Casper says:

      jharp, in addition to collective bargaining, on what other issues do you disagree with President Reagan?

    • nonquixote says:

      Bob “J” Harper seems to be the only commentator shouting. But I’ll certainly agree that Union lives matter.

    • Ah, yes, the John Harpers of the world concerned about civilized behavior. I was in the gallery on Thursday, John, and no one behaved like this.

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