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Unions Furious: Michigan to Become Right-to-Work State Today

Marie150 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:26 AM
Don't count on it. I rented out a public building for a party. A young man with a mental handicap was helping me set up. Out side were numerous government lawn care people. One guy was riding the mower and the rest were watching. The young man helping me pointed this out to me and made a joke about how many government workers it takes to screw in a light bulb. We laughed. Then I thought this young hard working man with a mental handicap had more wisdom in his thumb than all the politicians in the city put together.
DB07 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:35 AM
I heard a joke something like that once..."How many union workers does it take to change a light bulb?" Answer: "Seven. You gotta problem with that?"
Marie150 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:27 AM
And BTW I had to go outside the building and pull all the weeds and pick up all the litter and rake all of the leaves that these government workers left behind so I would not be embarrassed when my guests arrived.

The vote to turn Michigan into a right-to-work state will take place today after days of protests in Lansing about the pro-worker legislation that prevents having to pay dues to a union. Not surprisingly, local police are bracing for possible violence today as more protests are planned.

Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan shows no sign of cooling.

Authorities in Lansing were bracing for an onslaught of demonstrators Tuesday at the Michigan Capitol as the Legislature reconvenes for...