Skip to comments.VIDEOS: Union Intimidation, Vandalism At Michigan Capitol Over Right-to-Work
Posted on 12/13/2012 10:08:09 AM PST by MichCapCon
LANSING UAW members in neon green vests patrolled crowds inside and outside the state Capitol here, but it didn't stop violence and vandalism.
"No, we don't want anyone fighting," a union member in a green vest shouted to a group of angry protestors approaching a small group of right-to-work supporters gathered on the steps of the Capitol. "Everyone stay cool."
His plea went unanswered as about eight men wearing hats and coats with the logos of the UAW, Sheet Metal workers, Steelworkers, and other unions, pushed onto a platform on the stairs and shoved people back about three feet. The surge lasted for a few minutes and was one of a couple of such pushes that occured on Thursday.
Union members from Michigan and nearby states were protesting Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to push for right-to-work legislation that lets workers decide if they want to pay to be represented by a union.
The brief episodes of violence on the stairs began after Scott Hagerstrom, the state director of Americans For Prosperity, turned on a recording of speeches from Ronald Reagan.
Americans For Prosperity was one of two groups that had tents on the Capitol lawn and set up a podium and speaker system on the stairs. AFP's setup was later deluged by union members who pointed fingers and chanted at right-to-work supporters before physically pushing them.
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cripplecreek ~: “The unions are still pretty quiet after this. “
That’s because they got caught on video !
Fathom if this was the Tea Party assaulting people and destroying property of others. Do you think the police and indeed the Justice Department would just avert their gaze?
This is like the Nazi party in 38. We better fight back or we will soon be destroyed by this bunch of hate filled goons..The videos and testimonies are shocking. I had to turn it off with my grand kids in the room. What is happening to law enforcement?
I haven’t read anything yet about any arrests, and yet I’ve seen some pretty violent activity in some videos. Isn’t assault & battery a crime in Michigan? Where are the cops? Where are the prosecutors? Do we live under the rule of law or by mob rule?
NO politician in America should EVER again openly support or accept the endorsement of ANY union or union member who has has conducted themselves in the way these people have.
Unless or until untions and union members see that NO politician will ever again openly associate with them, this will continue and grow worse.
The victims have to file charges and it doesn’t appear that anyone has done so yet.
Maybe you should ask the victims why they haven’t done so.
A good friend of mine belongs to a union — not by choice. When he started, his employer was non-union, but a few years ago, the employees unionized. He would have gone elsewhere, but he had a lot of years in and figured he would just stick it out. He was expecting to retire in 2 years, but thanks to the union, his employer might fold before then. He is bitter and angry that the union may have mucked up his retirement plans.
Yes, he very much supports Right to Work. I doubt he’s the only one. Of course, he has to be careful to whom he expresses his opinions. The union might not take too kindly if it found out.
There have been a couple of arrests for assault in the past week at a parts plant in Saline Michigan. A friend down that way says they’ve been from fights between union members over RTW.
...WHO IS JOHN GALT?...
Daily caller just tweeted a bit ago that AFP are going to hold presser in Michigan and press assault charges.
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