“I’ve been living to see you.
Dying to see you, but it shouldn’t be like this.
This was unexpected,
What do I do now?
Could we start again please?
I’ve been very hopeful, so far.
Now for the first time, I think we’re going wrong.
Hurry up and tell me,
This is just a dream.
Oh could we start again please”
(Membership, to Lynch)
“I think you’ve made your point now.
You’ve even gone a bit too far to get the message home.
Before it gets too frightening,
We ought to call a vote,
So could we start again please?”
“I know that those members that will be walking picket lines won’t give Gov. Rauner any good headlines. There won’t be any telling or screaming or ugly signs and anger… We will be able to control the messaging. I’m not worried… “
“To be honest, by messing up and basically helping Rauner win… It’s like we wore white painting overalls, painted the entire room, painting ourselves in a corner… and the only way we can get out is if we don’t get a single drop of paint on us… No, that’s ‘best case senerio… “
“If I’m being honest, Rauner has yet to be honest about all his plans so we bet that all that anti-labor stuff … we thought that was just talk… Why he chose to be honest about destroying us is still puzzling… “
–Also–what does Pat Quinn have to do with this? Unless there’s a time machine in Springfield this is where we’re at.
These are serious questions. I look forward to being informed like I frequently am by this site. –
You want to be informed?
This just in:
If more public and private sectors union voters had paid a wee bit of attention to Rauner’s obvious intentions and not so much to their personal antipathy toward Quinn, they’d be in a lot better shape today.
Pass that scoop on to the Local 150 types, too. They didn’t see it coming either, somehow, as hard as that is to believe.
Lesson: If someone, ever, in public says they want to destroy you, don’t believe them later when they say they don’t. Not worth the risk.
With respect OW the comments sure changed my feelings. Ms. Lynch spent about 20 minutes with me at our last convention. She could have brushed a front ranker off. She was gracious, very engaging, and very encouraging to me. No leader is perfect. I get it. But Ms Lynch is about to lead my local through an epic battle. I’m behind her and her leadership.
= But Ms Lynch is about to lead my local through an epic battle. I’m behind her and her leadership.=
@HB, I don’t envy your situation or your upcoming journey, but if the AFSCME members have any chance of prevailing they must stick together. That is an absolute MUST. And develop a strong and consistent message. That is the entire ballgame in my estimation.
Honeybear - we need a little laugh before we fight for our very existence. Everyone gets made fun of here, even Roberta. Also, referencing the Quinn Rauner race serves as a good reminder of what will happen to us if labor isn’t unified.