Lansing — Without ceremony, Gov. Rick Snyder said he signed two bills tonight making Michigan the nation´s 24th right-to-work state. Both he public sector and private sector bills have been signed,” Snyder said in announcing the development at the start of a 5:45 p.m. press conference. “This is a major day in Michigan’s history," Snyder said. "I don’t view this as anti-union at all. I view this as pro-worker.” The House first approved House Bill 4003, 58-51, establishing a right-to-work law for public sector unions. A second bill, Senate Bill 116, which applies to private sector unions, was approved
I recently heard the Las Vegas cocktail waitresses referred to as ´´Golden Girls´´ as they cannot be fired and only quit their tip-laden jobs when they can no longer navigate the casino aisles with their walkers. Sort of reminds me of stewardesses working for Air Canada. So unions can be a big plus for their members.
LOL-#3. I remember when I decided to never go back to Caesar´s Palace in Vegas when I realized that I would look better in the waitresses cocktail dress than she did. Michigan is toast regardless of this effort. What company in their right mind would move here. Indiana will be the Texas of the Midwest, gathering in jobs and employers.
Most of my colleagues know I am a conservative. While a vast majority were quiet and professional today in school, one called me a "rat f*****", and another told me I was a "hypocritical bas****" for working in the schools.
I applaud the Republicans and Governor Snyder. RESULTS not rhetoric or whining. It was fun to watch the shocked faces of the union thugs. #7, God bless you. You demonstrated which teachers really care for the kids AND your state. It must have been hard to keep from grinning real real big all day!
Rush had an excellent point today. Unions complain about "freeloaders" who reap union benefits without paying dues. Yet the 50% who pay no taxes, reap benefits from the U.S. Treasury, as do the illegal immigrants.
If only the dim dems and union thugs would have a "duh" moment. Have to chuckle at their argument about "ramming legislation". Now that is a true Demonrat strategy.
Way to go! For years, union thugs have been stealing union dues from unwilling members and using the money to support democrat politicians who enable the union thugs. Finally, we are fixing the problem at the source.
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Old Army Vet, 12/11/2012 8:23:47 PM (No. 9060539)
I moved from a non right to work state, NY, and now live in a right to work state, Fl. What a difference. My taxes are so much lower here. The services are much better here. Houses are cheaper and people are much more polite than they were in NY. MI will be better off as a right to work state.
I have a picture of myself with Gov. Snyder and I am proud that he has done what is good for the people of the State of Michigan. The Unions are off the free ride and now have to earn their members respect and worth to keep collecting those dues.
Unions in NY, a non-RTW state, bankrupts every business they get their claws into. Town, County, State workers barely work 3 hours a day because of unions. Every County is in financial stress because of state mandates and unions. State goobermint, run by demonrats, always, always follow the CA model of spend, spend, spend.
Vandals have torched a statue of President Ronald Reagan at a California park he praised for being started by private citizens and not the government. The Ronald Reagan Sports Park in Temecula has a life-size bronze statue of the 40th president - a tribute to his warm words for the park and its founders. At least one park administrator is suggesting the crime was politically-motivated - committed by someone who doesn´t like Reagan or the conservative viewpoint he has come to represent.
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