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

indy2012 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:13 PM
union workers.....I am personally against unions, but you seem to forget the unions have a lot of power in MI...more then any other state......the GOP needed to spend a bit more time working on how to make the new law work before they passed it......

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...