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

Red Spot in a Blue State Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 6:54 AM
If you're a good worker you don't need "protection from being fired". If you're a good employee, you'll get a raise. If you're not out drinking and smoking pot at lunch, then building MY car, you don't have to worry about "being brought back" after correctly being fired. Seems to me that unions only protect bottom-feeders and extort from people who don't need them.

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...