CHICAGO – Last week, Wisconsin’s union busting governor came to Chicago. Labor, community and Occupy Chicago reminded him this city is a union town. Scott Walker was speaking at a 1-percenters Union League Club breakfast at their fancy clubhouse in Chicago’s South Loop. The Chicago Union Club is 125 years old and has always been a center for the corporate elite and the rich.
The Chicago Teachers union and a group of Wisconsin trade unionists bought tickets and filled six tables for the event. Dressed up for the occasion and disguised as supporters of the 1 percent, they interrupted Walker when he began his speech with chants of “union busting is disgusting.”
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Ed Sadlowski Jr., from AFSCME District 40, told the People’s World that Wisconsin unions follow Walker wherever he goes, “and we get great support from labor and community groups all over the country. The Union Club was shocked, but he wasn’t. He’s come to expect it no matter where he goes, no matter how elite the setting.”