Union intimidation is not a new thing, but the Seattle hotel workers UNITE HERE Local 8 is taking it to a new level, threatening lobbyists in Washington State to not have meetings at two hotels – or Democrat legislators won’t show up!
The Freedom Foundation obtained an email sent to all of the state’s 900+ registered lobbyists which demanded they tell their clients not to utilize two Seattle Hyatt hotels, warning that “it may be difficult to garner participation from Democrats” if they do so. Further, they were told they needed to tell the union they were supporting them – within five days – or else.
Of course, for Democrat legislators like Rep. Cindy Ryu, it was a no-brainer. Better to keep union dollars flowing their way than to support a local business.
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