Unions Taking Money Out of Banks

03 Economy, 11 Society, Civil Society, Commerce, Counter-Oppression/Counter-Dictatorship Practices, Ethics
John Steiner

Unions pulling money from banks backing Florida Chamber

Mark Schleub, Orlando Sentinel, 20 April 2011

Unions representing Central Florida teachers, firefighters, police and other government workers are pulling an estimated $10 million from five banks affiliated with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, blaming them for an attack on public employees.

The unions are also asking their members — an estimated 20,000 people — to withdrawal their personal money from Bank of America, PNC Bank, Regions Bank, SunTrust and Wachovia. And labor leaders across the state could follow in the coming weeks, union officials say.

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Comment at the Story:

Archangel73 at 11:59 AM April 22, 2011I have noticed that all of these attacks on Public servants [are] having an opposite effect.

The Fire and Police depts used to be mostly Republican, now all of those folks are leaving the party because they’re upset that the burden of everything is being put on THEIR backs.

What was intended to WEAKEN the Unions appears to be having the opposite effect, and employees are becoming more resolute. More importantly, they are becoming angry with the GOP.