[tabi] Re: a forwarded warning to all government workers

  • From: "Lynn Evans" <evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 21:55:38 -0500

If you are a state employee and you care about your job then you will take the time to follow the links no matter how you feel about labor unions.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Allison and Chip Orange" <acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 6:30 PM
Subject: [tabi] Re: a forwarded warning to all government workers


Joe,

if you're asking me for a summary of the AFSCME arguments, no, you'll have
to follow some of those links to get their viewpoint.

Daniel's observation though is a good summary of the tone of the message:
the country is very angry right now, and folks are taking out their anger on
groups which don't deserve it; in this case, public employees (Daniel
thought it was the disabled, I'm changing his statement a bit).

I've certainly seen plenty of evidence of this happening (the public
employee being blamed for the bad economic conditions).

I didn't want for us to argue the issue here on TABI, I did want for those
who are affected by this to know of AFSCME's efforts on your behalf, and of
your opportunity to read more about it.

hth,

Chip


-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Joe Plummer
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 3:52 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] Re: a forwarded warning to all government workers

Ok, chip I just don't have the time or patient to research and read all
these links so is there a summary of what this is talking about?


Sign,
JP ( Joe Plummer)
joeplummer@xxxxxxx

-----Original Message-----
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Allison and Chip Orange
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:27 PM
To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tabi] a forwarded warning to all government workers

thanks everyone for the encouragement; you know, I hated to be seen allowing
just myself to break the rules; but as it seems ok, here's the message,
which is a warning and a plan for all those who hold government jobs:



________________________________

From: Pres. McEntee & Sec.-Treas. Saunders
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Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 4:45 PM
To: acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Five Things


AFSCME
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"We can no longer live in a society where the public employees are the haves
and taxpayers who foot the bills are the have-nots," - Scott Walker, new
governor of Wisconsin

 5 things you can do
right now:

1. Join our mobile team at www.afscme.org/mobile
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2. Help us stop the lies by signing our open letter at
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Dear Sisters and Brothers:

Public service workers are under an unprecedented attack. That quote by the new governor of Wisconsin is one example of the attacks we are facing across
the nation.

The New York Times ran an article this week on the challenges we are facing,
particularly from Republican governors and legislators who see long-term
advantages in destroying the labor movement and public sector unions. You
can read the article here
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Va> .

Also this week, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show had a segment about the efforts
of right-wing politicians and media to scapegoat our members. It's an
excellent analysis of these efforts and we encourage you to watch it. Click
here to view
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Va> .

These attacks are brutal and they are just the beginning. Every day there
are more calls by our opponents for budget and tax cuts, the privatization
of public services and the elimination of our collective bargaining rights.

We are fighting back to make sure that our side of the story gets out. Last month, we brought together 200 AFSCME activists, local leaders and retirees
to meet with key experts and allies at a pension conference in Washington,
DC. AFSCME activists and outside experts discussed the challenges we face,
shared best practices and developed innovative messages and strategies to
defend our modest pensions against this unprecedented assault. You can read
more about the pension conference here
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anVa> .

Last month, we also launched the first in what will be a series of video
responses to "Stop the Lies"
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Make no mistake. This is an all-out war on public services and the men and
women who provide them. It is the fight of our lives. And to meet the
challenge we need every AFSCME member to engage in this struggle together.

In solidarity,

Gerald W.
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Lee A. Saunders<http://action.afscme.org/c/51/images/SaundersSignature.gif>

GERALD W. McENTEE
President


 LEE A. SAUNDERS
Secretary-Treasurer


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