|Another bad governor.|
An estimated 4,000 people in Springfield told Walker to go home because he pushed a law to strip government workers of their collective bargaining rights. An estimated 5,000 people in Champaign told Daniels the same thing because he pushed a right-to-work-for-less law (which will be repealed, we're telling you).
Here's the story of Daniels' unfortunate visit to the Land of Lincoln, (Labor Champion), according to the News-Gazette:
As many as 5,000 labor union members and supporters crowded into a corner parking lot at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall Thursday to hear union leaders excoriate Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and warn about anti-union legislation in Illinois.
Daniels was scheduled to speak to a Champaign County Republican Party dinner in Champaign Thursday night.
Many of the union members, dressed in bright T-shirts and holding signs condemning Daniels, took large buses to the rally. Thirty buses were lined up in a separate Assembly Hall parking lot.
After a series of speeches by Illinois and Indiana union leaders, the large crowd marched peacefully to a hotel two blocks away where Daniels was to speak. Police set up barricades around the hotel, but permitted people to come and go from the parking lot. The protesters had been told, however, to stay off the hotel property.Joe Breedlove, secretary-treasurer of the Illinois AFL-CIO, said the membership is angry. And, he said,
...of the 125 legislative seats up for election this year, 55 members of organized labor have decided to jump in and run for those seats. It will take some time but we will fix this.Four of those are our Teamster brothers: Local presidents Jim Cahill (Local 716) and Brad Thompson (Local 1070) are running for state senate. Jim Kincaid from Local 89 and Jerrod Warnock from Local 135 are running for state representative.
We think they'd get a warmer welcome in Illinois than Daniels.