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

JB in MS Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:29 PM
and yet less than half of Michigan residents oppose the new law. Seems I could spit in about 55% of directions without hitting a union member - or at least one that doesn't want out. By my math that would be 198 degrees of a circle in which I can spit...

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...