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

restoreliberty Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:27 PM
Private sectors unions may be able to bribe members with promised raises (that will probably never materialize) but public employee unions will have to negotiate with the legislature. With reduced power to influence elected officials the legislature has no reason to cave into public sector unions, and in fact would be opening themselves up to being thrown out of office at the next election, If the automakers and other manufacturers continue to slit their own throats then more and more jobs will be shipped offshore exactly the way Fiat is now doing with Chrysler Jeep.
indy2012 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 3:35 PM
I agree with you,I expect more manufacturing jobs to leave the country in the next 10 years......

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...