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The Latest Right to Work State: Michigan?

byeBarry Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:06 PM
Destroy all unions.
Mike4603 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:28 PM
Wrong, there are some unions that are worthwhile, but when the union reaches the point that the worker is held in virtual slavery so the Higher ups can use the members money to advance their personal political adjenda they are no longer representing the members. The Teachers unions are a prime example. The UAW is not far behind. A couple of years ago a San Francisco TV station interviewed the president of the LABORERS union, he was asked how he could justify being chaufered in a Cadilac when his members were paid not much above minimum wage, his responce was "when his members saw him driving around like that, it brought a sense of pride th them that they could provide him with that. Obviously he wasn't working for the members,
Mike4603 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:28 PM
He was working the members for his own benefit.
MadisonWannabe Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 7:00 PM
I would like to ask you to name some of the good unions, and explain what good they are now. Please do not try and go back a century. --- Keep it up to date. The only thing I can see is pushing wages out of proportion which benefits a select few and sends prices up. The customer responds by purchasing foreign made products and deports jobs. The only beneficiaries are employed in government or construction where the customer has no choice. This simply means that a customer is forced to spend more hard earned money for less return.

Another state is poised to join the 23 already known as “Right to Work” states – and of all places, it’s Michigan. Right now, the state legislature is debating a bill freeing employees from mandatory, automatic union dues payment – and the capitol building has been closed to union leaders, owing to concerns about capacity and pedestrian safety. The announcement came this morning from Lansing:

"I think this is what's best for Michigan," the GOP governor said while flanked by House Speaker Jase Bolger, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, Lt. Brian Calley and three union members...