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

psydoc Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:45 PM
I think they are trying to use that as a scare tactic, indy. I really don't know. I guess it could go either way. I hope I am correct, too. I do follow your reasoning, now, and it could be a possibility. Thanks for discussing it with me. I appreciate different perspectives.

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...