Ronald Reagan calls union membership "a basic right" ... so who are we to say public workers can't unionize?
AND The union that started the unravelling of the Soviet Empire supports Wisconsin public service workers in this letter:
"To Public Service Workers in the State of Wisconsin
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
On behalf of the 700,000 members of the Polish Trade Union NSZZ
“Solidarnosc” (Solidarity) I wish to express our solidarity and support for your
struggle against the recent assault on trade unions and trade union rights
unleashed by Governor Scott Walker.
We are witnessing yet another attempt of transferring the costs of the economic
crisis and of the failed financial policies to working people and their families. As
much as some adjustments are necessary, we can not and must not agree that the
austerity measures are synonymous with union-busting practices, the elimination
of bargaining rights and the reduction of social benefits and wages.
Dear friends, please rest assured that our thoughts are with you during your
protest, as we truly do hope that your just fight for decent working and living
conditions, for the workers’ rights will be successful.
Your victory is our victory as well.