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Unions Furious: Michigan to Become Right-to-Work State Today

bestie Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:53 AM
"These so-called right-to-work laws, they don't have anything to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics," Obama told cheering workers Monday during a visit to an engine plant in Redford, Mich. "What they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money." Obama is wrong as usual. They have everything to do with economics. Just ask anyone that has been unemplyed for a while. Unions advocate fewer workers at high wages. Right to work offers people jobs. If I'm not mistaken, jobs are what we are looking for, particularly in Michigan. Don't pay the union dues and you're not far behind.

The vote to turn Michigan into a right-to-work state will take place today after days of protests in Lansing about the pro-worker legislation that prevents having to pay dues to a union. Not surprisingly, local police are bracing for possible violence today as more protests are planned.

Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan shows no sign of cooling.

Authorities in Lansing were bracing for an onslaught of demonstrators Tuesday at the Michigan Capitol as the Legislature reconvenes for...