More Protesters Greet Gov. Scott Walker in Illinois

More than 200 union members line the street of Chicago suburb Friday to send message to controversial Wisconsin governor — and Republicans in the Land of Lincoln.

With chants of “Union busting is disgusting” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Scott Walker’s got to go,” more than 200 union members from Illinois and Wisconsin lined the entrance to a suburban Chicago hotel Friday evening where the Wisconsin governor was speaking.

According to the :

Gov. Scott Walker is speaking at the annual gathering of the at the Marriott Lincolnshire. The union members wanted to send a message to the local Republican lawmakers that Walker’s brand of politics is not welcome in Illinois.

“What he did up there is not what we want here,” Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor President Patrick Statter said of Walker’s efforts to reduce collective bargaining for public sector workers in Wisconsin. “If they support him they hold the same views.”

“Just over one million people voted for him and just under one million signed recall petitions,” Statter said. “We try to find common ground and if we can’t we compromise."

The protest in suburban Chicago came the same week in which hundreds of demonstrators appeared at Walker appearances in

In Troy, according to Troy Patch.

Protesters in both Springfield and Troy were upset about the Walker administration's elimination of collective bargaining. In Troy, many were particularly upset at what they saw as an assault on education.

In Lincolnshire Friday, some of the demonstrators were angry at the legislation Walker signed into law in Wisconsin stripping most collective bargaining rights away from government workers.

“We want more jobs, union jobs,” said James Schiabieu of Waukegan told Patch. “They want to strip the jobs down to minimum wage and that’s not right, not in this country. We built this country.”

Alfred April 25, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Goobermint jobs being culled is a good thing, this is news for celebration.
morninmist April 25, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Alfred Read again---WI lost PRIVATE sector jobs. Gal from Wisconsin ‏ @AndersonLimey Officials: Wisconsin loses 4,300 private sector jobs in March | Money - http://Channel3000.com http://www.channel3000.com/money/Officials-Wisconsin-loses-4-300-private-sector-jobs-in-March/-/1644/11189776/-/1uq8hrz/-/index.html #wiunion
morninmist April 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM
this IS bad when Walker is caught with his lies once again! Coffee Bean ‏ @CoffeeBean26 BUSTED: Sheboygan called out Gov Walker on his "savings" numbers. He backtracked some, but still dispute http://www.sheboyganpress.com/article/20120425/SHE0101/204250410/State-claims-City-Sheboygan-s-budget-savings-numbers-off? #WIunion ......Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said Tuesday that the numbers the state reported included $987,600 in pension savings to the city combined with savings from employees who are now paying toward their health insurance. The problem, Werwie acknowledged, was that the $987,600 in pension savings was based on a report from the non-partisan state Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which used 2009 payroll data and didn't account for the 30 or so positions the city has eliminated or frozen since then. Also, the governor's estimate assumed Sheboygan employees weren't previously paying any money toward their health insurance, when in fact most were already paying 8 to 10 percent.......
morninmist April 26, 2012 at 03:41 PM
None from WI have left YET! @Progress2day 28 total legislators across US quit ALEC Five Pennsylvania Legislators Leave ALEC http://thkpr.gs/Izb2Ew via @thinkprogress
Craig April 26, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Alex: Workers are protected by laws. Ever hear of the NLRB? Don't give too much credit to the Unions, like the dinosaurs they are extinct. Fire escapes have nothing to do with unions, check your State building code. Unions collect dues from 100% of the membership but are only needed by the dumbest 10% of them...make sure you keep your dues up to date! You need the protection more than anyone Rocketman.


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