Republicans in Michigan are acting swiftly to adopt broad limits on the ability to organize workers, as the war over organized labor moves into the state that gave rise to modern industrial unions. Unbowed by their party’s thumping at the polls nationally last month, Republicans who control Michigan’s legislature approved measures in the lame-duck session this week that would make Michigan a “right to work” state, effectively banning unions there from requiring workers to pay labor dues.
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Kane Toad, 12/8/2012 6:59:58 AM (No. 9054834)
strangely, the WaPo didn´t mention that once Indiana passed a right to work law, 90 business moved into the state, bringing a lot of jobs. Michigan is hoping for something similar. Just an oversight on the WaPo´s part, I´m sure.
Saw the doofus dem legislator on Greta last night. Greta repeatedly asked her why she did not want people to be able to opt in or out of being a union member. The slimeball would not answer her. Kept saying she didn´t like the WAY the action occurred, but would not argue the merits of her own position of only the union should win.
FTA: Unbowed by their party’s thumping at the polls nationally last month ...
That´s right, sport. You think the Republicans should just retreat en masse? Michigan has an elected Republican governor and legislature -- they´re exercising their duly appointed prerogative by acting in the best interests of the citizenry, rather than a special interest cabal. Deal with it.
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