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

Steve1579 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 5:24 PM
The crux of the union problem. They work for themselves, not the rank and file. The rank and file are the ones earning the paycheck that the dues are derived from. When there is a strike, it is the rank and file that have no paycheck but a crummy $50 a week strike pay (assuming they picket)...Union brass lose nothing on a strike unless it lasts long enough for th union funds to be gone..Unions creat NO jobs. Unions do NOT hire the workers. The union is nothing more than a parasite, that gets its nourishment from its host..the employer, and the employee. It is a wonder that they have lasted as long as they have...People need every penny they make, now..and do not want to give a chunk of it to a union..
AliveInHim Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 5:30 PM
The union is a protection racket-for the bosses. Nothing more.

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...