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Florida Fire Fighters, Police, Teachers Withdraw $10 Million from Five Banks

April 28, 2011

I have advocated withdrawing funds from the major banks for months and now finally it is happening big time with fed up Florida fire fighters, police and teachers. I urge my readers to spread the word and consider withdrawing your money if you are against what the radical right is doing in 16 states to strip public workers of collective bargaining rights.

These banks have screwed home owners, help to create the financial crisis, and now are involved in backing Republican-Libertarian ideologues. Enough is enough.

In a April 26, 2011 Press Release, the IAFF reports:

Washington, DC – The International Association of Fire Fighters today said it will indefinitely freeze contributions to federal candidates and federal parties, party committees and the super PACs that support them and instead focus on the states, where so many governors and anti-worker lawmakers are pursuing legislation to eliminate collective bargaining rights, gag workers and eliminate dues deduction to weaken union finances.

“We know we have legislative fights, ballot measures and re-call elections that will require us to be on the offensive at the state and local level through this fall. I expect this strategic decision to focus our resources on state and local efforts to last as long as the political and legislative fights in the states continue,” IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger said.

Washington, DC – The International Association of Fire Fighters today said it will indefinitely freeze contributions to federal candidates and federal parties, party committees and the super PACs that support them and instead focus on the states, where so many governors and anti-worker lawmakers are pursuing legislation to eliminate collective bargaining rights, gag workers and eliminate dues deduction to weaken union finances. “We know we have legislative fights, ballot measures and re-call elections that will require us to be on the offensive at the state and local level through this fall. I expect this strategic decision to focus our resources on state and local efforts to last as long as the political and legislative fights in the states continue,” IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger said.


Click here to read entire Press Release

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