Hey, come on. It’s Connecticut. 300 union members isn’t that bad. At least the kids could still go to school.
Members of state employee and private sector unions showed up at the steps of the Connecticut state capitol in solidarity with their union brothers in Wisconsin. Pretty underwhelming when compared to the state Tea Party protests (3000 at the April 15th rally in 2009). But it is Connecticut, and it was a school day, and nothing was shut down. Puts em miles ahead of their Wisconsin “brothers”. Interesting though that the Governor showed. I wonder if he would attend aTea Party protest?
Governor Malloy came as well and made it clear he wants no part of what’s described as union bashing.
“I think this idea that we should break unions is not one that I have every ascribed to, nor will I ever ascribe to,” he said.
Even though Malloy is requesting a billion dollars a year for the next two years from state labor unions in savings and concessions, he got high praise from union members today for his stand in support of the union right to bargain.
“He stood up for unions, he’s fair, I’m just ecstatic about him,” said Joanne Gay of Glastonbury.
Well, we’ll see how they feel when talks start. One more thing. Why do we keep hearing that supporting the unions is equal to supporting the middle class. What about the middle class tax payer who will bear the brunt of the Governor’s tax increases? Where’s their support, my little mobsters?