Save Our State of Massachusetts
In Michelle Malkin’s Labor Day post of the ten TOP “Union Thug Moments of the Year” Massachusetts ranks #1 with the February 23, 2011 comment from Mass Democrat Rep. Michael Capuano: “Get a little bloody”, but that was before Teamsters President Jim Hoffa said: “President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march. Let’s take these son of a bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong.”
Mass scores again as #7 on Malkin’s top ten list when in Boston on August 6, 2011 Local IBEW 827 stormed Verizon VP Bill Foshay’s neighborhood and union members screamed: “We’re here to fight” in front of his private residence on a weekend afternoon.
Mass gets at least some credit for being considered in #10 of the Top Ten List in that on August 16, 2011, striking Communications Workers of America declared “open season” on Verizon and dozens of cases of sabotaged cable lines were reported across the Northeast.
All told, Mass places three times on Malkin’s list of the top ten, and that’s without even considering what’s been going on in Newburyport, Mass for what seems forever to residents there: Union to bring back protesters » Local News » NewburyportNews …Aug 10, 2011 … NEWBURYPORT — The union protesting Anna Jaques Hospital’s … inflatable rat and leave the city for good are in for a disappointment. …
Newburyport Fights an Abusive, Misguided Union Jul 23, 2011 … The Newburyport Current – Newburyport’s state representative … This inflatable rat is just one of the eye-catching items that the union has used …
Meet Eddie York. He was a workingman whose story will never scroll across Obama’s teleprompter. A nonunion contractor who operated heavy equipment, York was shot to death during a strike called by the United Mine Workers 17 years ago. Workmates who tried to come to his rescue were beaten in an ensuing melee. The head of the UMW spearheading the wave of strikes at that time? Richard Trumka. Responding to concerns about violence, he shrugged to the Virginian-Pilot in September 1993: “I’m saying if you strike a match and you put your finger in it, you’re likely to get burned.” Incendiary rhetoric, anyone?
A federal jury convicted one of Trumka’s UMW captains on conspiracy and weapons charges in York’s death. According to the Washington, D.C.-based National Legal and Policy Center, which tracks Big Labor abuse, Trumka’s legal team quickly settled a $27 million wrongful death suit filed by York’s widow just days after a judge admitted evidence in the criminal trial. An investigative report by Reader’s Digest disclosed that Trumka “did not publicly discipline or reprimand a single striker present when York was killed. In fact, all eight were helped out financially by the local.”
In Illinois, Trumka told UMW members to “kick the s**t out of every last” worker who crossed his picket lines, according to the Nashville (Ill.) News. And as the National Right to Work Foundation(pdf), the leading anti-forced unionism organization in the country, pointed out, other UMW coalfield strikes resulted in what one judge determined were “violent activities … organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union.”
… And now, Trumka is spearheading a Democratic Party get-out-the-vote campaign by far-left groups — publicized in the revolutionary Marxist People’s World — to “energize an army of tens of thousands who will return to their neighborhoods, churches, schools and voting booths to prevent a Republican takeover of Congress in November and begin building a new permanent coalition to fight for a progressive agenda.”
Take those as literal fighting words. The bloody consequences of compulsory unionism cannot be ignored.
Bonus AFL-CIO thug-in-chief Richard Trumka flashbacks…
September 8, 2010: Trumka praises Nancy Pelosi for taking Obamacare and driving “it down the Republicans’ throats and out their backsides.”