Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Inspiration Wednesday: 'There Is Power In A Union'

We chose this video in honor of our brothers and sisters in Florida. A little over a month ago, Florida's Senate leadership filed a bill to privatize more than two dozen prisons. Thousands of hard-working correctional officers would have lost their jobs if the bill passed.

Everyone thought it was a done deal.

They didn't account for the Teamster FDOC officers who put up one hell of a fight. The officers emailed their senators. They rallied. They wrote letters to their newspaper. They attended meetings. They signed petitions. They drove day after day after day to the Capitol to lobby against the bill. Some drove for hours on little sleep to make their voices heard.

They never gave up.

And last evening, the Florida Senate voted 19-21 to kill the privatization bill.

There's a lot more work to be done. But this is a sweet victory.

P.S. We figured they'd like the bluegrass version best.