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Michigan Union Presses Panic Button Over Right to Work Rumors

nimh2 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 6:53 AM
"Right to work" laws would actually make unions more accountable. IF unions were smart, they would get into the health insurance business. Providing health insurance across bargaining unit lines would result in a better deal because of the number of workers involved. The "economies of scale" are at work here. IF unions provided inexpensive health insurance, "right to work" laws would not be a problem. Unions would attract workers without having to force union "membership" on those who disagree with forced union membership.
TS8 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 7:16 PM
The teacher's union in Michigan IS in the health insurance business. It was costing taxpayers hundreds of millions per year in higher rates. That monopoly was broken and the union suddenly offered competitive rates, saving a fortune.
Being from Michigan, I sure do hope Michigan does become a RTW state. Those union guys are dangerous to the economy.
David70 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 7:10 AM
Unions are parasites, the fewer the better.
Frank130 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 7:26 AM
I agree. Once upon a time they might have been needed to prevent employer abuse of workers. Now the unions are abusing the employers and all the taxpayers.
Wumingren Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 8:43 AM
You left out the part where the unions are also abusing the workers. Having worked under the union thumb I know what a waste of skin those scumbuckets are.
james207 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 8:23 PM
All the union bosses care about are your union dues!
The Michigan Education Association always portrays itself as the poor, pitiful victim.

It was the victim when the legislature passed relatively mild education reforms. It was the victim when its ballot proposal to enshrine collective bargaining in the state constitution was soundly defeated by voters Nov. 6.

Now the union is wringing its hands over a rumored Right to Work proposal that may be introduced and debated in the state legislature during the lame duck session.

On Tuesday, the union pressed the panic button and issued a screed to its members via email: