Here’s more news that it is not likely you will learn about from the main stream media. Let me first ask you to assume that you own a small business in Racine County, Wisconsin. You open your mail one day and find the following letter.
Dear Union Grove Area Business Owner/Manager,
It is unfortunate that you have chosen ‘not’ to support public workers rights in Wisconsin. In recent past weeks you have been offered a sign(s) by a public employee(s) who works in one of the state facilities in the Union Grove area. These signs simply said ‘This Business Supports Workers Rights,’ a simple, subtle and we feel non-controversial statement given the facts at this time…
With that we’d ask that you reconsider taking a sign and stance to support public employees in this community. Failure to do so will leave us no choice but do a public boycott of your business. And sorry, neutral means ‘no’ to those who work for the largest employer in the area and are union members. [emphasis supplied]
Council 24 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
What do you do now…post a sign that you do not believe in, or risk a boycott of your business?
UPDATE (Jim): this video from Cavuto’s program yesterday. Dawn Bobo, a Wisconsin store owner, tells Stuart Varney the union threatened her if she didn’t display the pro union sign. The grandma dollar store owner had only been in business a few weeks so she refused. Then she went public and since then, “It’s Christmas all over again.” Good sign for upcoming Supreme Court election? Courage.
When your argument is weak, threaten, scream, deface property … but ultimately you will face defeat because of people like Dawn.