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Right-to-Work Passes in Michigan, Violence Feared
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Dec 2012 | John Semmens

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 don’t 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 Hoffa’s 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. That’s what democracy is all about.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/12/15/right-to-work-passes-in-michigan-violence-feared/


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: democracy; righttowork; satire; unions

1 posted on 12/15/2012 9:38:53 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: #1CTYankee; 12Gauge687; 14erClimb; 21twelve; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 2ndDivisionVet; 3D-JOY; 43north; ...

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2 posted on 12/15/2012 9:40:26 AM PST by John Semmens
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3 posted on 12/15/2012 9:41:25 AM PST by John Semmens
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4 posted on 12/15/2012 9:42:30 AM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

“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. That’s what democracy is all about.”

Modern day leftism encapsulated in a nutshell.


5 posted on 12/15/2012 9:48:26 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: John Semmens
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.”

Well done John. It's so credible in its sheer insanity that I can't tell.

6 posted on 12/15/2012 9:49:26 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: John Semmens

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.


7 posted on 12/15/2012 10:16:00 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's not about the guns. It's about the control.)
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To: John Semmens
Jimmy Hoffa, Jr., president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, predicted “civil war.”

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.

8 posted on 12/15/2012 10:17:22 AM PST by econjack (Some people are as dumb as soup.)
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LOL! Thanks, John Semmens! BTTT!


9 posted on 12/15/2012 10:19:20 AM PST by PGalt
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To: John Semmens

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:

http://www.nrtw.org/en/d/big_labor_special_privileges.htm


10 posted on 12/15/2012 10:34:18 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: John Semmens

Another good one John, and so right on the mark as to how those people think. Thanks for the ping.


11 posted on 12/15/2012 10:45:42 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens
"It puts individual rights ahead of the collective right..."

Right out of Lenin/Marx handbook folks.

12 posted on 12/15/2012 10:50:18 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: John Semmens; cripplecreek

John, I’m trying to see where the satire is, I don’t think there is any.


13 posted on 12/15/2012 11:47:37 AM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123, Bahbah, and Just Lori.)
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To: John Semmens

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.


14 posted on 12/15/2012 12:27:36 PM PST by kitkat
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bump


15 posted on 12/15/2012 1:22:22 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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16 posted on 12/15/2012 2:16:58 PM PST by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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That is hughly funny!


17 posted on 12/15/2012 5:08:10 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: John Semmens

No satire here.

Thanks again for the ping.


18 posted on 12/15/2012 7:10:52 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens
And Michael Moore is demanding "an end to violence" on Twitter.

Interesting times.

19 posted on 12/15/2012 7:15:17 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: John Semmens
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.”

Brain dead. It was the only trait he required for the job.
20 posted on 12/15/2012 9:05:48 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: rhema

THEIR WILL BE BLOOD! ha ha ha ha!


21 posted on 12/16/2012 8:45:09 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: econjack

My last NEW car was a 2012 Honda Accord. Suck on that UAW!


22 posted on 12/16/2012 9:17:16 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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