Right wing Wisconsin talk show host targets postal workers for supporting Clinton

Something we’ll probably be seeing a lot more of now that Donald Trump has been “elected” president- a pro-Trump radio station is targeting several postal workers for exercising their rights as American citizens.

Jerry Bader, a right wing radio talk show host in Sheboygan Wisconsin, posted this on his web site, in classic Trump “fake news” fashion:

Media Trackers has learned that an investigation is underway into U.S. Postal Service employees at two central Wisconsin post offices who were given leaves of absence to campaign for Democratic candidates Russ Feingold for Senate and Hillary Clinton for president.

A source has told Media Trackers an employee in the Marshfield Post Office and two in the Wisconsin Rapids office were, with virtually no advance notice, given leaves of absence to campaign for Feingold and Clinton and were compensated for their efforts by the Wisconsin Association of Letter Carriers, the union representing postal workers.

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The rest of the post quotes from the Hatch Act, and suggests that the postal workers might somehow be violating it, although it doesn’t explain how.

Not surprisingly, the quotes actually provide support for the postal workers, noting that they have the right to:

  • Campaign for or against candidates in partisan elections.
  • Make speeches for candidates in partisan elections.
  • Distribute campaign literature in partisan elections.

Which are exactly the kind of activities the workers were apparently engaged in- and the article admits that the workers were off the clock when they engaged in political activity, and were not being paid by the USPS.

Looks like an ugly four years ahead…

Source: Postal Worker Campaign Activity Investigated | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL

  • vitameatavegamin

    Sounds like Mr. Rolando needs to set some radio jock straight……usually his people do an outstanding job in this department!

  • dean

    given leaves of absence to campaign for Democratic candidates Russ Feingold for Senate and Hillary Clinton for president. ????? and were compensated for their efforts by the Wisconsin Association of Letter Carriers, the union representing postal workers???? Really does the USPS have leave of absences for trying to steer elections?

  • vitameatavegamin

    No they do not………you need to read the whole article and it seems you need to stop believing what FAKE SOURCES say…..

  • dean

    I read the whole article and it does not amaze me at all at this occurred. One can only wond

  • dd808

    Once again, did you read the whole article?

    “Not surprisingly, the quotes actually provide support for the postal workers, noting that they have the right to:

    Campaign for or against candidates in partisan elections.
    Make speeches for candidates in partisan elections.
    Distribute campaign literature in partisan elections.
    Which are exactly the kind of activities the workers were apparently engaged in- and the article admits that the workers were off the clock when they engaged in political activity, and were not being paid by the USPS.”

    Let me answer that for you…. NO!

  • vitameatavegamin

    dean was busy doing a wee bit of trolling ……no time to read!