It is time that we make contact with the campaign donors of Governor Scott Walker and let them know what we think of their support of a man without a college degree, who is now stripping state and public workers of their collective bargaining rights.
Let Metcalfe Sentry Foods…who contributed $2,500.00 to Walker… know why we will boycott them unless they take a stand against Walker and his union busting bill. There are many state workers, and retired workers who shop at the Hilldale location. Unless Metcalfe does right by the workers why should we continue to support the store?
Here is how to do it.
Metcalfe Sentry Foods….
726 Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI 53705
Fax: (608) 236-2055
Email them through their content page here…..or here’s the correct email address for Metcalfe Sentry at Hilldale
Feel free to edit and use the following letter as well.
Dear Mr. Metcalfe,
I understand you and your brother have donated thousands of dollars to Gov. Walker, and Jeff Stone, running to replace him as Milw. county exec. I also understand that you have donated to local Democrats. That is your right as an American and Wisconsin citizen.
However, I’m sure that you are aware that Gov. Walker and Rep. Stone are engaged in an effort to unilaterally impose thousands of dollars of IMMEDIATE salary cuts on state workers. Several thousand of whom, work a block away from your Hilldale store.
I urge you to IMMEDIATELY contact Gov. Walker and Rep. Stone, and any other republican legislators you know and tell them to stop, and negotiate.
It would make no difference for me to do that, but you as a contributor can have an iffluence.
You have a high quality store, operation, products, and as far as I know, you treat your employes well.
You also have many state employes who provide high quality services to the people of this state. They have good benefits, in large part because they have foregone pay increases for the past several decades so that they can keep their pension and health benefits. Now, overnight, Gov. Walker is saying we can’t afford that, no negotiations.
Please call him and say that is not the way to treat your customers. Please tell him that’s not the way you run an organization. I’d be happy to walk over some day and discuss this with you, before I start informing my fellow employes that you have enabled this administration to gain and abuse power.
Also a reader send the following into this blog and I wish to add it here.
726 N. Midvale Boulevard
Dear Mr. Metcalfe,
Thank you for taking the time to meet with me this evening about what Governor Walker is doing to many of your customers. You stated that you and your company do not take political positions. However, as I responded to you, you made a political statement when you donated hundreds of dollars to Scott Walker. You noted the fact that you also have donated to local Democrats. Having worked in politics for decades, I am aware that many business people contribute to both sides in order to buy influence. This is your opportunity to cash in on your investment. Call on Governor Walker to stop the union busting and hurting the retirement of hundreds of your customers. I am attaching a link to the contact info for the Governor.