From Right Wisconsin:
Here's the message from Sheila D. Cochran Secretary/Treasurer – Chief Operating Officer:
For many years we have had the pleasure of coordinating and organizing our great Labor Day Parade and Laborfest Celebration with the Laborfest Committee and our staff. As you know our great Labor Day Celebration has been a staple in Milwaukee and an event that we not only look forward too, but the greater community looks forward to as well. This year we have cancelled our huge parade and Laborfest and we wanted to be sure that everyone who looks forward to our annual celebration is aware of this. We know there has been some conversation and speculation so we wanted to make certain our message is spread properly.The clenched fist Big Labor employs as a symbol doesn't suggest dialogue and civility.
We want to be sure everyone knows we are ‘not going away’, we are regrouping for the future. Please check back, as we will provide updates as they become available.
We look forward to working with you in the future, and will miss everyone on Labor Day, but some of you are already busy planning outings with family and friends. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
Sheila D. Cochran Secretary/Treasurer – Chief Operating Officer
It suggests thuggery and anger and violence.
The Wisconsin labor symbol has always troubled me. I can't stand the signs and the bumper stickers and the t-shirts.
I don't like my beloved home state being depicted as a closed fist.
It's not a welcoming image, whether in attracting business to the state or tourists.
When I see a car with a bumper sticker of that symbol, I don't think a rational person is driving. I think of the resistance displayed by a two-year-old having a fit.
Thankfully, that thuggish Wisconsin union fist seems to have gone squishy and limp.
The numbers are dwindling.
Not so solid anymore, at least not solid enough for a parade and celebration at the lakefront in Milwaukee on Labor Day.
This says it all, from Right Wisconsin: