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

indy2012 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:15 PM
They are only for union members, if you leave the union you are on your own, I am sure some will find a way to get a raise, but that will not be happening easily....currently that is 16/hr for new hires in the union......

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...