This email was sent to me. I thought I would share it. I respect their right to organize and protest, but to suggest that Governor LePage wants to impoverish state employees or is proposing union-busting legislation is just non-sense. They must be doing this with the hope that no one is paying real attention to what is happening.
Brothers and Sisters,
From Maine to Wisconsin, the middle class is under attack by a well-coordinated nationwide campaign to destroy unions and drive public workers into poverty.
Here in Maine, Governor LePage has proposed a budget that will decimate the retirement benefits of current and retired members.
Fight Back –> www.mseaseiu.org/actnow
All day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week, the Appropriations Committee will be reviewing these proposed cuts.
We need ALL MEMBERS to commit to spending all-day March 2nd and March 3rd at the State House to fight these attacks.
Commit to the fight here –> www.mseaseiu.org/actnow
March 2nd – Hearing on the future of your retirement
Meet at 9am in the Hall of Flags, we need members to come and show your opposition to the Governor’s proposed $524 million tax on state employees, teachers and retirees.
March 3rd – Protest the Governors Budget, Pack the Public Hearing!
Meet on the third floor of the State House at 9am to greet legislators as they begin their session. Ask them to end the attacks on Maine’s public servants and to stand up for fairness.
Then join us outside for a protest at noon, outside the State House. At 1pm, pack the public hearings on the cuts to public employee retirement and health insurance resume.
Commit now! –> www.mseaseiu.org/actnow
Like millions of union-members before us, we must stand up to this and fight back for a fair and just economy. Together we rise, divided we surely fall.
President, MSEA-SEIU Local 1989