According to an article in the Communist Party USA newszine Peoples World, AFSCME is going after the Glenn Becks, the U.S. Government workers union is launching an aggressive new “Stop the Lies” campaign to fight back against “lies” about public workers by “radical right talking heads like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and John Stossel.”
The campaign will use social media, videos, paid advertising and ground events across the country to get the “truth heard amidst the din from Fox News, loudmouthed TV and radio talkers and their attacks blaming public workers for the financial crisis cities and states are facing.”
Says AFSCME President Gerald McEntee: “Public workers have become the scapegoats for the far right. We’re not going to sit around and let corporate CEO’s define the debate. After all, it was their greed and incompetence that drove this country’s economy into the ditch.”
An early 1990s tribute to Democratic Socialists of America from McEntee and his AFFSME co-leader and D.S.A. member Bill Lucy.