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AFSCME rolls out new video comparing Bruce Rauner to Scott Walker

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* From AFSCME Council 31…

Four years ago, Scott Walker became governor of Wisconsin and launched an all-out assault on public employees. He pushed through legislation stripping state, university and city/county workers of their right to bargain collectively. The impact was immediate and devastating.

Now, billionaire CEO Bruce Rauner is running for Illinois governor and vowing to copy Walker’s extreme agenda. Our neighbors to the north have a personal message about what this would mean for AFSCME members here. Watch this brand-new video to hear directly from public-service workers in Wisconsin

After you’ve watched, here are three steps you can take to help spread the word and make a difference:

In unity,

Roberta Lynch
Executive director
AFSCME Council 31

* The video


posted by Rich Miller
Wednesday, Sep 3, 14 @ 12:19 am


  1. Good, another reason to support Rauner.

    The unions don’t like Walker because half of unionized state employees there fled the unions because they were tired of supporting political action committees with their union dues.

    If public unions were more like private-sector labor unions, a lot of the bitterness toward them from the right would not be so pointed.

    Again, this will be another reason for me to support Rauner.

    Comment by Steven Wednesday, Sep 3, 14 @ 1:08 am

  2. Wow–quite powerful, intense, and, I believe, will be highly effective in its’ message. It’s down-to-earth, “tells it like it is”, as the Old Saying goes, and is very persuasive as well in terms of a Call to Action in the coming 2 Months before the Elections.

    This Ad could really motivate a LOT of the Troops to get up and act now, or at least soon, in a Unified Cause of defeating that “Heartless Rauner,” and as the Four Seasons once harmonized, that, all in all in this Gubernatorial Battle, embattled as Pat Quinn may be, he’s at least not heartless and callous as his Opponent, Quinn remains overALL the Friend of Unions in this Race by FAR–for Every Level of Govt. Workers/Employees and Other Laborers, and their Families–so just play it SAFE for land’s sake, and join in with Frankie Valli, ‘cuz their basic MESSage is that it’s best for us to just “…hold ON to what we GOT”…and vote Quinn–or forever hold your Peace!!

    Comment by Just The Way It Is One Wednesday, Sep 3, 14 @ 1:18 am

  3. Just The Way was most convincing when used caps.

    Comment by Yobagoya Wednesday, Sep 3, 14 @ 1:49 am

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