Friday, March 2, 2012

Thom Hartmann: Now they want to put Union Picketers in Prison...

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Mistreated workers are screwed in Georgia, where the Peach State has opened a new front in the war on working people. This week - legislation was passed by a state Senate Committee that would criminalize union picketing outside places of business. The new law would definite union picketing as, "interfering with the resident's right to quiet enjoyment," and hits union picketers with jail time.
The law also applies ONLY to unions and labor organizations. One of the main opponents of the legislation is Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson who said the law would, "overburden an already stressed prison system," and that the role of the police shouldn't be to, "police free speech." The war against workers is getting truly nasty - first they cut the right to bargain, then they cut wages and pensions, and now they want to put union picketers in prison.
Welcome to the Plutocracy.
(What do you think will happen to the legislation? Tell us here.)

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