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March 16, 2011

Wisconsin Police & Firefighter Unions Try Their Hand At Protection Racket

Dear Business Owners,

Nice place you got here. Be a shame if anything were to happen to it.

As you also know, Scott Walker did not campaign on this issue when he ran for office. If he had, we are confident that you would not be listed among his largest contributors. As such, we are contacting you now to request your support.

Here's the deal: we looked up his biggest supporters, specifically, and now we're singling them out for that support, specifically.

We know you are a Walker supporter. Tsk, tsk. That turned out to be a bad idea, Sport. But look, just to show what nice guys we are, we're willing to assume it was all some kind of honest mistake on your part.

The undersigned groups would like your company to publicly oppose Governor Walkerís efforts to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public employees in Wisconsin.

It's not enough for you to stop supporting Walker; we also want to get you on record renouncing him.

While we appreciate that you may need some time to consider this request, we ask for your response by March 17. In the event that you do not respond to this request by that date, we will assume that you stand with Governor Walker and against the teachers, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, and other dedicated public employees who serve our communities.

You have one week to comply. Ignoring this request will not go well for you, Chief.

In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining, please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the goods and services provided by your company. However, if you join us, we will do everything in our power to publicly celebrate your partnership in the fight to preserve the right of public employees to be heard at the bargaining table.

We're the Police and Firefighters Unions.

If you don't accede to our demand, we'll put you on The Naughty List. And, um....boycott you. That's our threat. We'll boycott you. That's all.
Right.
...did we forget to mention that we are cops and firefighters?
Just checking. Making sure you caught that.

A .pdf of this remarkably honest extortion letter is available at the link.


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posted by LauraW. at 05:25 PM

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