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

Troy103 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 4:08 PM
Typical union behavior. The unions' best days are behind them as they should be. One of these days they'll figure out that THEY are outnumbered and people are wising up and seeing that unions aren't cost effective. All they do is ship business AWAY from our country, all in an attempt to preserve themselves. It's a great day when a state goes RIGHT TO WORK. Hell yeah.

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...