Monday, May 11, 2009

Alexi Giannoulias: Union Enforcer in Chief

Illinois’ boy accountant in chief, and Obama but buddy Alexi Giannoulias has once again demonstrated his qualifications to be our next senator:

Angry over billions in bailout money for Wells Fargo & Co., workers at a suburban Chicago factory where suits for President Barack Obama are made decided Monday to stage a sit-in if the clothier's creditor liquidates the company.

Workers at Hartmarx Corp., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January, stopped production inside a Des Plaines, Ill., plant for 15 minutes Monday. They voted unanimously to take over the factory if Wells Fargo and its subsidiary Wachovia Bank shut down the factory and sell all its assets.

The workers' demands, similar to another high-profile worker takeover at a Chicago factory last year, have drawn the support of state officials including Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias. He has threatened to pull state business from Wells Fargo
A double win for lil Alexi; some back scratching for the SEIU (sure to act as loyal political muscle in his upcoming bid for the US Senate) and another chance for the government to flex its muscle over the private sector with this bullshit pandering.

Both of which are prime reason why Illinois’ unemployment rate is nearly 2 points over the national average.

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