This video of AFSCME President Herb Sanders won’t give people the warm fuzzies. It’ll just remind people of the PEU’s thuggish behavior:

This quote should chill people:

If necessary, we will use the valuable public service jobs that we perform as a weapon and shut this state down.

First, alot of the bureaucrats’ jobs are based on cronyism rather than on merit or importance.

Second, and infinitely more important, the thought that so-called civil servants will get that militant is disturbing to the Nth degree. Will nurses in the Minnesota Nurses Association put a higher priority on serving their patients than on following their union bosses’ instructions.

Everyone’s read the articles about Wisconsin AFSCME thugs threatening small businesses that didn’t enthusiastically support AFSCME’s thuggish behavior:

Last month, Dawn Bobo, owner of Village Dollar Store in Union Grove, Wis., was asked to display a pro-union sign in her window. Ms. Bobo, a self- described conservative Republican, refused and received a letter from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees asking her to reconsider.

Failure to do so will leave us no choice but do [sic] a public boycott of your business,” the letter said.

It’s instructive that it’s AFSCME thugs threatening people in Wisconsin and Michigan. In Michigan, AFSCME threatened to shut the state down if their demands weren’t met. In Wisconsin, AFSCME threatened to bankrupt small businesses that didn’t support their union’s mission.

In Wisconsin, this how they tried downplaying the threat:

Marty Beil, executive director of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, attributed the boycott letter to “some overzealousness in the field.” Eddie Vale, a spokesman for the national AFL-CIO, said there were no official union-organized boycotts in either Wisconsin or Ohio.

I’d love hearing how Beil would downplay the fact that the president of the Michigan AFSCME is saying that he’ll shut the state down if AFSCME’s demands aren’t met.

I could sugarcoat what’s happening but I won’t. I’ll call AFSCME what it really is: the personification of evil.

It might work to explain that threatening to bankrupt small businesses was just a little “overzealousness in the field.” It isn’t likely but it MIGHT. That explanation won’t work in spinning the state president of AFSCME threatening to shut Michigan down.

The unions’ threats are ratcheting up. They’ve made it clear that they won’t hesitate in shutting an entire state down or putting small businesses out of business. Firefighters and police officers threatened to protest the Tax Day TEA Party in Madison last Friday:

Come one, come all, hear the call to . . .DUMP TEA! DUMP PALIN!

Please share widely. The puppets are coming, the puppets are coming! Corporate puppets Sarah Palin and “Americans” for “Prosperity” are rallying at our Wisconsin State Capitol on 4/16.

BRING PUPPETS — sock puppets, hand puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets, finger puppets and muppets!

BRING LIBERTY BELLS — that means cowbells, dinner bells, doorbells, jingle bells, you name it, and let’s ring in Wisconsin’s independence from corporate rule!

Let’s show ‘em how we really feel about big corporations passing the tax burden on to the rest of us!

What idiots. The firefighters and police officers must know better than think that TEA Party activists support “big corporations passing the tax burden on to the rest of us!” Corporate or union lobbyists asking for special treatment is repulsive to the average TEA Party activist.

It’s time that the PEU’s stopped threatening people. First, it’s beyond reasonable behavior. More importantly, it’s borderline psychotic. Most importantly, it’s borderline violent.

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11 Responses to “AFSCME President Bringing the Hate”

  • walter hanson says:


    first of all can clarify what union the man is president of? He might be the president of a local or council. Gerald M is the president of the International.

    Second, doesn’t this man know about so called essential workers. Some employees and in Minnesota that I believe includes hospitals are essential workers who can’t strike. They can only ask for arbritration.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Gary Gross says:

    First, he’s the president of the state AFSCME in Michigan. Next, he doesn’t dare go there. If he did, he’d be run out of Michigan…AND AFSCME.

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