More Protesters Greet Gov. Scott Walker in Illinois

More than 200 union members line the street of Chicago suburb Friday to send message to controversial Wisconsin governor — and Republicans in the Land of Lincoln.

With chants of “Union busting is disgusting” and “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Scott Walker’s got to go,” more than 200 union members from Illinois and Wisconsin lined the entrance to a suburban Chicago hotel Friday evening where the Wisconsin governor was speaking.

According to the :

Gov. Scott Walker is speaking at the annual gathering of the at the Marriott Lincolnshire. The union members wanted to send a message to the local Republican lawmakers that Walker’s brand of politics is not welcome in Illinois.

“What he did up there is not what we want here,” Northeastern Illinois Federation of Labor President Patrick Statter said of Walker’s efforts to reduce collective bargaining for public sector workers in Wisconsin. “If they support him they hold the same views.”

“Just over one million people voted for him and just under one million signed recall petitions,” Statter said. “We try to find common ground and if we can’t we compromise."

The protest in suburban Chicago came the same week in which hundreds of demonstrators appeared at Walker appearances in

In Troy, according to Troy Patch.

Protesters in both Springfield and Troy were upset about the Walker administration's elimination of collective bargaining. In Troy, many were particularly upset at what they saw as an assault on education.

In Lincolnshire Friday, some of the demonstrators were angry at the legislation Walker signed into law in Wisconsin stripping most collective bargaining rights away from government workers.

“We want more jobs, union jobs,” said James Schiabieu of Waukegan told Patch. “They want to strip the jobs down to minimum wage and that’s not right, not in this country. We built this country.”

DICK STEINBERG April 23, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Governor Walker wins the recall election if he stays at home. His strategy is somewhat surprising. There are those in Wisconsin who are independent moderates(IM & IM) i am an independent moderate. They are and always be the swing vote. The idea of getting support from other states is an obvious attempt to project a national image for higher office. My advice to the Governor is to be a stay at home Governor and you will win.
Dirk Gutzmiller April 23, 2012 at 10:15 PM
@Bob - I am a liberal Bob, let the kids trespass, even on my little Castle grounds. I won't invoke the Doctrine.
Bob McBride April 23, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Good enough, Dirk. The slip on the cardigan, head out to the front porch and hand out condoms to them as they walk by.
Dirk Gutzmiller April 23, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Tammy - Stand By Your Man. Sometimes it's hard to be a woman Giving all your love to just one man You'll have bad times And he'll have good times Doin things that you don't understand But if you love him You'll forgive him Even though he's hard to understand And if you love him Oh, be proud of him Cause after all he's just a man
Luke April 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM
@Dick I am also an independent moderate. I just call myself a pragmatist. But this political race has made me side with the conservatives on the local and state issues. I disagree that Walker is trying to get support from other states, or that he is attempting to position himself for a higher office. What he is doing is showcasing the contrast between himself and what would have happened if we had gone the way of the Dems. Also, some of those appearances were fundraisers, so the reason for the appearance is obvious.
Brett bushman April 23, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Those other states are inviting the governer to enlighten them on how to run a self-sufficient state without the help of big government. Nobody in those other states can vote so you don't make sense when you say he is campaigning.
Brett bushman April 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM
I meant vote in the gubernatorial election...
Brett bushman April 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Yea, going on 24 months and still no charges... All they can do is leak rumors through a super biased district attorney's office that can't keep their big mouths shut
morninmist April 24, 2012 at 12:38 AM
@Tammy Is this one of those Walker "amazing changes" you speak of? Jim Witkins ‏ @jimwitkins Even @govwalker cheerleaders are quiet on WI last in country job creation numbers. #wiunion #WImiddle #wiright #recallWalker America United ‏ @Progress2day New Great Wis. commercial: Wisconsin's dead last http://bit.ly/ILIUvA #wiunion #p2 #p2b #wiright #1u #wipolitics via @cruiskeen
morninmist April 24, 2012 at 12:54 AM
one more: Coffee Bean ‏ @CoffeeBean26 NEWS! 1 year significant job stats change show Gov Walker only one with neg numbers http://stats.bls.gov/news.release/laus.nr0.htm Table D #WIunion #wipolitics
morninmist April 24, 2012 at 12:59 AM
The link says this is from GAB: Mike Kujak ‏ @mikekujak What Wisconsin Voters Need to Know for Recall Primaries: http://bit.ly/K30eei #WIPolitics #WIRecall
morninmist April 24, 2012 at 02:51 AM
We see no respect for teachers here in WI with Walker and TeaGOP slamming them whenever they can. ........................ utaustinliberal ‏ @utaustinliberal Rahm: Pres. Obama's vision is an America where students aren't punished for getting an education. An America where teachers are respected.
Luke April 24, 2012 at 03:13 AM
@mormimnist What we see is the Dems' histrionics. Walker doesn't slam teachers. He slams union bosses and the decisions of unions to cut teachers and hurt kids to serve union greed.
Brett bushman April 24, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Conservatives are not slamming teachers, just the unions that brainwash them into giving them millions of dollars every year to piss and moan for more and more entitlements that less than 20% of the state can enjoy... Yet we as taxpayers have to foot a bigger tax bill every year... Governor Walker stood up for the taxpayer, not the big money union! Now the people that actually pay the bill have a say... No taxation without representation!
Tom Barrett April 24, 2012 at 04:46 AM
Is this bad?????????? http://hotair.com/archives/2012/04/17/wi-dems-running-on-platform-of-property-tax-hikes/
Tom Barrett April 24, 2012 at 04:56 AM
Is this bad? https://www.hctrends.com/lib_docs/3671/Wisconsin_Teacher_and_Private_Health_Plan_Comparisons
Tom Barrett April 24, 2012 at 04:58 AM
Bad? http://maciverinstitute.com/2012/04/governor-walker-touts-1-billion-in-savings-from-act-10/
Tom Barrett April 24, 2012 at 06:26 AM
IS THIS BAD? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kxc6kzH-uI&feature=player_embedded
Dirk Gutzmiller April 24, 2012 at 12:06 PM
@Bob McBride - You dare suggest I hand out condoms to the kids in the neighborhood. I will have you know our local schools strictly teach abstinence only, so there is, of course, no need for such birth control.
Bob McBride April 24, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Dirk, you could make it your own, personal "stay off my grass"-roots effort to bring hope and change and party balloons to the youth in your community. It's the right...er...left thing to do, is it not?
Dirk Gutzmiller April 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM
@Bob McBride - I do hand out hope and change and "Recall Walker" bumper stickers, signs, etc. to the kids. They can safely come up on my enclosed porch, even at 2am, and get their campaign materials. Something about they love their teachers.
Bob McBride April 24, 2012 at 12:50 PM
I have no doubt you do, Dirk. I don't know a lefty who doesn't feel it's perfectly appropriate to drag kids into their political battles. Whether it be by dragging them to demonstrations where they can function as walking, knee-level easels or as props in their battle against the evil Republicans' "War on (insert overblown issue du jour here)". I count on this overreaching by folks like yourself to irritate just enough people to assure a Walker victory. I'm seeing some evidence of that in my area. Keep up the good work.
Dirk Gutzmiller April 24, 2012 at 02:22 PM
@Bob McBride - It was right here on these Patch pages that a 16 yr. authored a blog, "Walker is My Hero". And I see a lot more children and teen speakers for the extreme right put up on stage than the progressives. The extreme right will always be able to muster a few women and minorities, and lots of children to their cause, and placed right behind the podium during campaigns. Sadly, the tea party teaches to, if not forces on, polarization, hate, and selfishness to these children. Bob, your comments are simmering over with vulgarities and disrespect. Please stay away from the children.
Tom Barrett April 24, 2012 at 11:36 PM
Is this bad? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEogS0UOxHI
morninmist April 25, 2012 at 05:52 PM
@Tom B This IS bad--for Walker and the WI TeaGOP and mostly for Wisconsin. Kelly Steele ‏ @steelekelly Scott Walker's worst-in-nation jobs record in one blaring above-the-fold headline: http://bit.ly/hx7PAu #wiunion #wirecall #p2 #1u
Alfred April 25, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Goobermint jobs being culled is a good thing, this is news for celebration.
morninmist April 25, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Alfred Read again---WI lost PRIVATE sector jobs. Gal from Wisconsin ‏ @AndersonLimey Officials: Wisconsin loses 4,300 private sector jobs in March | Money - http://Channel3000.com http://www.channel3000.com/money/Officials-Wisconsin-loses-4-300-private-sector-jobs-in-March/-/1644/11189776/-/1uq8hrz/-/index.html #wiunion
morninmist April 25, 2012 at 11:21 PM
this IS bad when Walker is caught with his lies once again! Coffee Bean ‏ @CoffeeBean26 BUSTED: Sheboygan called out Gov Walker on his "savings" numbers. He backtracked some, but still dispute http://www.sheboyganpress.com/article/20120425/SHE0101/204250410/State-claims-City-Sheboygan-s-budget-savings-numbers-off? #WIunion ......Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said Tuesday that the numbers the state reported included $987,600 in pension savings to the city combined with savings from employees who are now paying toward their health insurance. The problem, Werwie acknowledged, was that the $987,600 in pension savings was based on a report from the non-partisan state Legislative Fiscal Bureau, which used 2009 payroll data and didn't account for the 30 or so positions the city has eliminated or frozen since then. Also, the governor's estimate assumed Sheboygan employees weren't previously paying any money toward their health insurance, when in fact most were already paying 8 to 10 percent.......
morninmist April 26, 2012 at 03:41 PM
None from WI have left YET! @Progress2day 28 total legislators across US quit ALEC Five Pennsylvania Legislators Leave ALEC http://thkpr.gs/Izb2Ew via @thinkprogress
Craig April 26, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Alex: Workers are protected by laws. Ever hear of the NLRB? Don't give too much credit to the Unions, like the dinosaurs they are extinct. Fire escapes have nothing to do with unions, check your State building code. Unions collect dues from 100% of the membership but are only needed by the dumbest 10% of them...make sure you keep your dues up to date! You need the protection more than anyone Rocketman.


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