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Michigan Unions: Why Help Workers When We Can Help Ourselves?

dbell110 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 9:29 PM
The Detroit News reported that some of the unions trying to re-negotiate agreements before RTW takes effect want contract terms as long as 10 years to lock in dues.

Following Michigan's adoption of Right to Work legislation, unions, it seems, have decided that their best chance for self-preservation is a good offense...against their own members. The Wall Street Journal reports on a memo revealing that the unions' strategy for combating the law -- which will undoubtedly cost them precious funds, as already-reluctant members opt to quit -- is to target remaining members as they attempt to minimize loss of influence.

That's the message from a December 27-28 memo to local union presidents and board members from Michigan Education Association President Steven Cook, which recommends tactics that unions can...