Skip to comments.Right-to-Work Passes in Michigan, Violence Feared
Posted on 12/15/2012 9:38:39 AM PST by John Semmens
This week the Michigan legislature passed a right-to-work law making the state the 24th to allow workers to abstain from joining a union without losing their jobs. Opponents of the new law are incensed.
Jimmy Hoffa, Jr., president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, predicted civil war. What we have here is a betrayal of democracy, Hoffa claimed. This law will allow workers to decline becoming members of a union even if the majority of their fellow employees vote that they should join the union. It puts individual rights ahead of the collective right to compel everyone to participate.
Hoffa denied that the democratically elected legislature and governor might be carrying out the will of the people. I dont think those that voted for these Republicans knew that they could be forfeiting their freedom to force others to join a company union, Hoffa argued.
Michigan state Representative Douglas Geiss (D-Taylor) agreed with Hoffas assessment saying there will be blood. There will be repercussions! The right of unions to take action to protect their interests is sanctioned by our laws. Geiss is believed to have been referring to the 1973 Supreme Court finding in United States v. Enmons that violent acts in pursuit of a legitimate union objective are immune from federal prosecution.
President Obama did his best to stoke the fires of resentment by miscasting the legislation as taking away the right to bargain for better wages. Press Secretary Jay Carney explained that right-to-work laws undermine the united front image that gives unions extra muscle when it comes to negotiating with management. Granting individual workers the freedom to not join a union negates the freedom of the majority of workers to coerce the minority into joining. The President feels that when there are disagreements the freedom of the majority trumps the freedom of the minority. Thats what democracy is all about.
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“Granting individual workers the freedom to not join a union negates the freedom of the majority of workers to coerce the minority into joining. The President feels that when there are disagreements the freedom of the majority trumps the freedom of the minority. Thats what democracy is all about.”
Modern day leftism encapsulated in a nutshell.
Well done John. It's so credible in its sheer insanity that I can't tell.
Little Jimmy Jr. needs to go back to school. America IS NOT a “democracy”. Egypt has a “democracy”. America is a republic. We don’t have mob rule here.
What else would one expect him to say? The fact is, the union has lost its mission and can no longer provide benefits above what the free market would provide. Unions are going the way of the buggy whip...they just don't realize it...yet.
LOL! Thanks, John Semmens! BTTT!
Thin line here, John, thin line. (ie, another great one!)
For those not aware of the special exemptions our elected representatives have conferred upon these Bolshevik thugs, read here:
Another good one John, and so right on the mark as to how those people think. Thanks for the ping.
Right out of Lenin/Marx handbook folks.
John, I’m trying to see where the satire is, I don’t think there is any.
It’s so damn simple. If the unions would represent the workers and not a government party, there would be no problem. The workers could vote for their rights within their company w/o sending billions of dollars to a political party.
It’s time for the unions to go.
That is hughly funny!
No satire here.
Thanks again for the ping.