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Michigan Union Presses Panic Button Over Right to Work Rumors

Whiff1962 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 1:27 AM
AFSME union janitors at a local university that I attended in the 1980s and 1990s make more than 15 dollars a hour (including healthcare and pension plan). Meanwhite, unions are salivating over Wal-Mart, and feigning concern for working conditions and wages. Poor unions. Pass me a tissue.
The Michigan Education Association always portrays itself as the poor, pitiful victim.

It was the victim when the legislature passed relatively mild education reforms. It was the victim when its ballot proposal to enshrine collective bargaining in the state constitution was soundly defeated by voters Nov. 6.

Now the union is wringing its hands over a rumored Right to Work proposal that may be introduced and debated in the state legislature during the lame duck session.

On Tuesday, the union pressed the panic button and issued a screed to its members via email: