NY Unions Bus in Reinforcements to Wisconsin Protests
The New York AFL-CIO unions have been busing in reinforcements to Madison.
Unfortunately, not all of the reinforcements brought shoes.
Hallis Mailen sleeps on Sunday in the rotunda of the Wisconsin Capitol as a round-the-clock protest continues over the proposed budget and bargaining rights. (Post-Gazette)
New York is just one state that is busing in supporters to help the leftist protesters in Wisconsin.
The New York Daily News reported:
The Wisconsin workers who have staged a week-long protest against their union-busting governor are getting some New York reinforcements.
Teamsters Local 237, which represents various city workers, intends to “bus a couple hundred” members to Madison – possibly this week, deputy director Pete Gutierrez said.
“This governor has awakened a sleeping giant,” Gutierrez said Monday of Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican. “We’re going to bring down as many people as possible. It’s an important issue and legitimate cause.”
Transport Workers Union Local 100 also will send “a leadership delegation immediately, with the potential of a larger group shortly after,” union chief John Samuelsen emailed.
The standoff in Madison erupted last week after Walker tried to get the GOP-dominated state Senate to pass a bill to force government workers to chip in for their pensions and health insurance – and deny them the right to bargain for better working conditions.