Monday, March 21, 2011

WI Teamsters in thick of recall drive

Local 344 members sign recall petitions at the union office. 
Wisconsin's Teamster locals are putting some muscle behind the drive to recall eight of the Senate Republicans who voted to end collective bargaining rights for public workers in Wisconsin. (According to our recall clock, we will recall Koch whore Gov. Scott Walker in 287 days.)

Pat Tappa, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 344 in Milwaukee, said:

We have about 1,000 members that are in districts where senators are under recall. We will have the recall petitions circulating among our members continually. We’re reaching out to our members and giving them the option to exercise their democratic rights.
One of the senators under recall is Randy Hopper. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports
Even though the state is supposedly broke, top officials in Gov. Scott Walker’s team were able to scrape together enough money to give a state job to the woman identified as Sen. Randy Hopper’s girlfriend.
Hopper’s girlfriend is paid $12,000 more than her predecessor. She was recommended for the job by Walker’s chief of staff, and she was ultimately hired on by a Walker cabinet member.
Reality check: Hardworking Wisconsin teachers, firefighters, nurses and thousands of other public workers lose their collective bargaining rights. And the senator who voted for this anti-worker legislation makes sure Koch whore Gov. Walker helps his mistress get a state job. His wife is none too happy about this and neither are we.

Find out how to recall Hopper and the other seven senators on the Teamsters recall page.