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

  • From: "Joe Plummer" <joeplummer@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 15:52:22 -0500

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? 

JP ( Joe Plummer)

-----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
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 4:45 PM
To: acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Five Things


"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

2. Help us stop the lies by signing our open letter at

3. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/afscme
Va>  so we can connect with your more regularly.

4. If you are on Twitter, follow us at twitter.com/afscme

5. When you see or read articles about the attacks on us, weigh in on the
comments section
Va> . These comments influence others and can help get our message out.


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
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
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
anVa> .

Last month, we also launched the first in what will be a series of video
responses to "Stop the Lies"
Va>  against public service employees.

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


         LEE A. SAUNDERS 

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