Thursday, August 5, 2010

Union workers at PG&E accost co-workers trying to go home after work, hit them with anti-Whitman propaganda

According to an item posted on the California Labor Federation website, union workers are cornering their co-workers to spread propaganda about Meg Whitman.
To make sure their colleagues know the truth about Meg Whitman’s penchant for offshoring, a small but dedicated group of PG&E engineers and scientists (who are members of IFPTE-ESC Local 20) stuck around after work on Monday evening, and approached each of their co-workers one-on-one as they exited the office building in downtown Oakland to offer them information and educational materials on Meg Whitman’s history of outsourcing jobs as a corporate executive, as well as Jerry Brown’s strong track record when it comes to creating millions of good jobs in California.
The press release quotes what senior electrician Ron Vance told one of his fellow workers:
"I think Meg Whitman is part of some elite culture that maintains power by stealing from the working class. It's obvious that she has no clue what real working-class families need from their government."
Vance has it backwards.  Whitman isn't stealing from the working class -- in fact, she is trying to save taxpayers from the greedy unions who are busting the budget and bleeding the taxpayers dry.
This worksite outreach effort organized by IFPTE-ESC Local 20 at PG&E is one of hundreds happening around the state. More than 250,000 flyers are being distributed at hundreds of union worksites throughout California this week, and hundreds of thousands more will be distributed by Election Day. Our goal is to reach out to a million union members at work between now and November.
If these union workers run into any Republican coworkers I hope they have more class and tolerance than anger management candidate Mike Griffing.

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