The local AFl-CIO organization in Wisconsin has suggested that a general strike may be necessary if the bill containing public union reforms is passed.
Good luck with that, guys:
The South Central Federation of Labor endorsed the idea of a strike at its meeting on Monday night, but they didn't "call" for a strike, since members said they don't have the power to do so. However, members of the group said they now start needing to educate the public about the possibility, to explain why they feel this may be needed.
"We've set up a committee to set up the education process. We'll be working with other labor bodies, and church groups," said Carl Aniel, AFSCME Labor Federation delegate. "This action is designed to put control back in the hands of people doing all this work."
Aniel said the labor federation would only support a general strike if unions around the entire state were willing to participate.
"There's no point of calling for a general strike unless we're prepared to make it succeed," he said.
However, Aniel said the group would make sure all emergency services would continue throughout the state.
"What we have to do is to make sure all essential services to people are provided," said Aniel. "Then, we'll determine what other entities deserve those services."
Who's going to break it to these bozos that the kind of power it would take to make a general strike succeed hasn't been found in the labor movement for about 50 years?
I hope they do call for a strike - it will make them look as impotent and ridiculous as they do carrying signs showing Governor Walker as Hitler.