MILWAUKEE (AP) – Some members of the State Employees Union are
warning businesses in Wisconsin to either support collective
bargaining for public employees or face a boycott.
     A letter from Council 24 of the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees asks businesses to express support
by displaying a sign in their window. The letter says failing to
support the union will mean a public boycott of the business. And,
that neutral means ‘no’ to supporting the union.
     Jim Haney from the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce calls the
union’s letter appalling. Haney says businesses shouldn’t be forced
to choose if they want to remain neutral.
     Council field representative Jim Parrett, who signed the letter,
tells the Journal Sentinel that he has gotten threatening phone
calls since the letters were distributed, as well as calls of
     The Journal Sentinel report can be found at: