It is indeed a sad day when Union Activists have to live in fear of reprisals from the very union they are defending and on whose behalf they advocate. Remember the old saying "divide & conquer". Such tactics are usually accomplished by fomenting fear and distrust, mingled with the not so obvious intimidation. Beware of misinformation more so than the lack of information. Do not allow a few thugs to instill fear among you and thereby dictate with whom you may or may not fraternize.
Why are we so afraid to believe that there are still some good stand up people out here? Are we so cowered and beaten down by past abuses that we see ghosts where there are none? Is this the state of our beloved union?
Take heart brothers and sisters take heart!
"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarceman, ... brave, and hated, and scorned. WHEN HIS CAUSE SUCCEEDS, THE TIMID JOIN HIM, FOR THEN IT COSTS NOTHING TO BE A PATRIOT" (Mark Twain).
"The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress" (Frederick Douglass).