Friday, August 21, 2009

Health Care Event In Towson Tomorrow

However, it is being organized by a Move-On guy and is to be held at a Union Local. I'm sure they will allow debate and opposing views there... NOT! Here's the info on this astroturfing:

That's Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at 9:00 AM, at the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27, in Towson.

"This will be a major action working with other groups (Health Care for America Now, AFL-CIO, SEIU, etc.). Our goals: 1) To build a grassroots movement in Maryland's 1st Congressional District in support of health care legislation. 2) To educate citizens in Maryland's 1st Congressional District on health care reform. 3)To build support for Rep. Frank Kratovil to vote for health care reform legislation. Volunteer canvassers will knock on doors of all registered Democrats and independents and talk to people about the issue of health care reform. We'll ask them to sign a post card or petition and leave literature. Volunteers will receive training before canvassing. Baltimore County volunteers should report to the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Local 27) Towson headquarters: 21 West Road, 2nd Floor, Towson, MD, 21204. Saturday, August 22 Schedule: 9:00 a.m. Sign-in and bagels/donuts/coffee 9:15 a.m. Training and divide into teams/carloads 9:45 a.m. Leave for the field 10:00 a.m. 1:30 pm Canvass 1:30 p.m. Teams wrap up in the field and return to the office 2:00 p.m. Cook out/picnic/food of some kind"

"Baltimore County volunteers should report to the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Local 27) Towson headquarters: 21 West Road, 2nd Floor, Towson, MD, 21204"

A food union, hmm... I wonder what they think about the head of "Whole Foods"?? By the way, if you think it was brave of the head of WF to speak out on healthcare, you may want to try to counter the liberal boycott of the company by shopping there. Let them know why you support them as well. -Chester P.

1 comment:

retgroclk said...

It is a sad and terrible day when the United Food and Commercial Union backs a health bill that will lead to less care for their workers.

I am a long time member of Local 400, 30 years with Giant- I remember when being a Unionmember meant something to be proud of.

The past 20 years the UFCW has shown less concerned for their workers and have become patsies for the Corporate world.

Wages have become stagnant, benefits have diminsished, and the Union has become much too liberal.

I would suggest that every member of UFCW rise up and at the next Union election, elect new directors.

Bob Fustero

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