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Why Michigan Matters

mary433 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 12:18 PM
WHAT??? You're saying GM is a PRIVATE BUSINESS? NOT after Owebama gave it to the UNION, and told the bond holders to go to hades!!! GM stands for Government Motors, and I won't purchase one of their cars EVER again, and I LIVE in Michigan. I'll tell you Kozzzer, in the last election, the union had about 3 or 4 ballot measures to vote on for the UNION only, make home health care workers unionized, EVEN if it was a member of your own family!!! They ALL got a resounding NO!!! I don't think it should be mandatory to have a place of employment you are FORCED to join the union OR you DON'T get the job, that is ridiculous! Between their pay and their "goodies" the auto workers were hauling in tons of money, so much WHO can afford merchandise?
kozzzer Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 12:25 AM
Old Carpenter: Yes. It is his private business. He should have the legal right to hire and fire who he pleases.

Would I support him firing them for unionizing? No. But a private property owner should have the right to decide who works for him.
Old Carpenter Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 6:02 PM
Are you saying that if the employees at a company vote to unionize and the owner doesn't want to have a union there, he has the right to fire all who want a union and hire different people?
kozzzer Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 12:50 PM
"I don't think it should be mandatory to have a place of employment you are FORCED to join the union OR you DON'T get the job, that is ridiculous!"

It should not be mandatory in a GOVERNMENT position, but the owner of a company owns that property, and he or she should have the right to hire whoever they want. All RTW laws are are government dictating who companies can or cannot hire.

I'm not saying unions are good. They are much too powerful. But if a private company decides to only hire union employees, that is their business, and not the governments.

Watching the reaction of some union members you would have thought a mass murder had occurred in the state of Michigan. But what simply happened was a law was changed that exists in 23 others states and may soon be enacted in others. Right-to-work laws makes sense and it is as clear as the sky on a cloudless summer day.

The unions are particularly outraged about the turn of events in Michigan because they had just attempted a power play of their own during the November 6th election. They tried to ensconce in the state constitution their right to collective bargaining...