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The Age of the GOP Governors
Commentary Magazine, by Peter Wehner

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/12/2012 8:58:31 AM

Yesterday a landmark event happened in Michigan. The Wolverine State–which is not simply home of the United Auto Workers but in many respects is the birthplace of the modern labor movement–has become the 24th state to ban compulsory union fees. Workers will no longer be required to pay union fees as a condition of employment. And if history–and other states, like Indiana–is any guide, this action will not only grant workers freedom but also attract new businesses to Michigan. (Michigan desperately needs this, since it has the sixth-highest state jobless rate

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/12/2012 9:23:28 AM     (No. 9061194)

Good point. At the state level the Republican party is actually doing quite well.
I guess all the blue states don´t want Democrats running their own state (except CA and a few others). And, in helps that most of Obama´s ´´low information voters´´ can´t manage to vote for any candidate beyond the top line on the ballot.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tenncon231, 12/12/2012 9:47:07 AM     (No. 9061246)

How long will it be before we begin reading about the violence and intimidation of employees who choose not to contribute dues??

I give it about 1 month at the max--it will take individuals with a backbone to stand against the union thugs and fellow employees who still "believe" the benefit of unions.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 12/12/2012 10:31:25 AM     (No. 9061358)

Yep, you won´t have to pay union dues anymore but you´ll get beat up if you don´t. The nation is now a little over 50% losers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hotrod, 12/12/2012 10:50:57 AM     (No. 9061420)

The big picture is that unions are losing the war in America. Michigan was an important battle and the union´s reaction, foolishly illustrated to the public, only turns more people against it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/12/2012 11:10:17 AM     (No. 9061474)

That´s what I´m waiting for #2. Hopefully the legislature put some teeth into the law regarding that.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 12/12/2012 11:51:26 AM     (No. 9061565)

Companies will go where they can be most successful. Since Indiana passed RTW over 90 companies have announced intent to move there (I imagine many from IL). Of course if all states had cumpulsory unions then business would look to China

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Marzon, 12/12/2012 12:23:11 PM     (No. 9061631)

I doubt many new business will locate in Michigan until the state proves it will defend them against destruction of thier property and injury to thier workers. The latter issue could be solve itself if Michigan is also a right to carry state.

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