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

psydoc Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:32 PM
Yep, I have needed work desperately enough to join a union. If you need the income, you will join the union. Thank G_d that was many years ago.

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...