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Freedom From Union Compulsion

Grant75 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 2:46 PM
The part Obama withheld was: Do you want a job in Michigan – or do you want it to go to another state or country? . . . The unspoken truth is this: People who risk their money to create jobs don’t normally make hiring decisions based on union membership, state residency or nationality. Their needs are filled by competent people they can afford at a competitive cost while satisfying consumer demand. Who ultimately decides wages? Well, it’s not the union or even the President – it’s you and I. We decide with our feet and our wallet every time we go shopping. . . . Maybe that’s why control-happy politicians distrust the free market – it gives the people the power for which politicians and union bosses lust.

To everything there is a season, the Good Book says, and in Michigan workplaces the season of freedom is arriving at last.

Republican legislators voted Tuesday to make Michigan the 24th state in the nation to protect an essential civil liberty: the right to work for a living without being required to join or pay money to a labor union. Governor Rick Snyder signed the new laws – one dealing with private-sector employees, one covering government employment – a few hours later, hailing them as "pro-worker and pro-Michigan."

Big Labor and its allies, of course, are furiously denouncing this as...