Secret Koch money-backed group protests long overdue COLAs for working families



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UPDATE:

Quote of the Century:
From NPR report on yesterday’s big “protest” (NOT): “They were greeted by staff and members of the Washington Federation of State Employees.

“The Federation’s Tim Welch tried to hand out cups of tea to the dozen or so activists.

Tim Welch of the Washington Federation of State Employees tries to hand out cups of tea to protesters from the Freedom Foundation. Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

Tim Welch of the Washington Federation of State Employees tries to hand out cups of tea to protesters from the Freedom Foundation.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network


“’Because we know how much you guys love tea and tea parties,” he quipped.'”
http://kuow.org/post/protest-over-closed-door-state-labor-negotiations

From FUSE:

“Amusingly pathetic rally”:

Anti-Union ALEC Group Holds a Rally, No One Shows Up

EARLIER POST:

It was Koch and COLA time Wednesday (8/6/14) in Olympia as the General government Bargaining Team, in a show of open and transparent hospitality, hosted a tea party for group secretly funded by the Koch Bros. who were marching against the Federation movement that ended patronage in state hiring, boosted civil rights, won pay equity for women and a personnel law that gave a voice at work for some of this states lowest paid workers.

Two of the visitors told one of their hosts, “Thank you for your hospitality. You’re very nice people.”

Meanwhile, union members are show unity at contract solidarity events across the state.

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