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

indy2012 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:33 PM
JB, most people who are against the union are not members of the union and probably have very little to do with jobs that are involved with them.....no matter how you spin it, most union members are happy, they work less and get paid more....even the members who were caught doing drugs and drinking were brought back after a few months.....

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...