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Union Leaders On Right-to-Work Law: 'There Is Going To Be Retribution'
Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/22/2012 | Tom Gantert

Posted on 12/28/2012 2:25:43 PM PST by MichCapCon

Michigan's unions will devote all their resources to fight the recently passed right-to-work law by trying to overturn it in court, doing recalls of politicians, holding rallies and trying to get it put on the ballot, according to a top union leader’s comments during a recent teleconference.

Al Garrett, president of Michigan AFSCME Council 25, and Larry Roehrig, secretary treasurer, laid out their plans about how to “attack” the law. The conference call was recorded and Michigan Capitol Confidential obtained the audio file.

"There is going to be retribution," Garrett said.

Garrett predicted that right-to-work law would be repealed in some manner within two years.

He said recall action would start "as soon as we can." He said union lawyers are combing over the law to see if it can be overturned in court.

Any legal action wouldn’t begin until after the legislators are out of session, which Garrett estimated would be Dec. 27.

"We don’t want to give them an opportunity to correct their mistakes," he said. "There is going to be undoubtedly some petition effort."

Garrett said the union will publish the names of the Republican legislators who voted for the right-to-work legislation that Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law Dec. 11. Garrett said the union would post those legislators names on the union's website.

"We will not forget the folks who did this to us," he said.

About 17.5 percent of Michigan's workforce belongs to a union. A right-to-work law gives workers the freedom to choose whether they want to pay dues or fees to a union. Previously, workers could be fired for not paying dues or fees.

Roehrig said 116 people chose not to be members of the Michigan AFSCME Council 25 and instead paid agency fees.

Garrett said he expects a few more than 100 to exercise their new right to opt-out of the union.

"There is no cure for stupid, and that’s what we saw this week from the Republican side of the aisle," Roehrig said.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: union

1 posted on 12/28/2012 2:25:45 PM PST by MichCapCon
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To: Springman; Sioux-san; 70th Division; JPG; PGalt; DuncanWaring; taildragger; epluribus_2; Chuck54; ..
Considering the fact that some 40% of union members voted against prop 2 and support RTW, I wouldn't set my sights too high if I were them.

If anyone wants to be added to the Michigan Cap Con ping list, let me know.
2 posted on 12/28/2012 2:29:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MichCapCon

TOTALITARIANS on the march!

Prepare. Persevere.


3 posted on 12/28/2012 2:29:23 PM PST by PGalt
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To: MichCapCon

Stuff it, you fat pigs.

People would like to be able to work without having to pay tribute to your fat millionaire gangster bosses.

I’m sick of these union thugs.


4 posted on 12/28/2012 2:31:02 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: MichCapCon

HAS TONY CAMARGO BEEN ARRESTED YET? HELLO? POLICE? FEDS? HELLO?????


5 posted on 12/28/2012 2:32:29 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: MichCapCon

Poor baby, your meal ticket is about to get slashed from having less dues to spend. It sucks to be you, get over it.


6 posted on 12/28/2012 2:33:15 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: cripplecreek

Problem is, regardless of public support or condemnation, THE POWER OF THE POS POTUS IS BEHIND THEM!


7 posted on 12/28/2012 2:34:21 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: txnativegop

This was years in coming and the GOP did their homework. Despite all the tough talk from the unions, they’re screwed and know it.


8 posted on 12/28/2012 2:36:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MichCapCon
There is going to be retribution.

It's the union way: just ask Jimmy Hoffa.

9 posted on 12/28/2012 2:37:28 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: MichCapCon

Some careful judge-shopping might allow the thug unions to eventually find some scumbag Democrat judge who will issue injunctions or whatever. But if I recall, the Michigan Supreme Court has mostly judges with integrity, so hopefully the union thug efforts will do little more than cost them a ton of money in wasted legal fees.

...Which, of course, is a good thing in itself because that would leave less for them to donate to the campaigns of their communist Democrat politicians.


10 posted on 12/28/2012 2:39:55 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I don’t care that Obama is behind them. He didn’t win a single seat in the Michigan legislature and can kiss our collective asses.


11 posted on 12/28/2012 2:40:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

It couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch. Unions have outlived their usefulness.


12 posted on 12/28/2012 2:44:33 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: Lancey Howard

Another problem they have with their cute little threat of retribution is that many of the legislators who voted for this are term limited and won’t be back anyway. Now they’ve got to convince people that legislators who weren’t even in office are to blame.


13 posted on 12/28/2012 2:45:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MichCapCon
Garrett said he expects a few more than 100 to exercise their new right to opt-out of the union.

Considering the expense of the steps they plan to take, they know this to be a blatant lie! They are clearly worried of losing far more than a few hundred people paying dues.

Even though 40% of members may have preferred RTW, the unions will still be able to get it on the ballot. Signing petitions is like "card check". You'll get two union thugs at your elbow with the petition shoved in your face. A lot of folks will fold and sign.

14 posted on 12/28/2012 2:45:28 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: the_Watchman
Even though 40% of members may have preferred RTW, the unions will still be able to get it on the ballot.

Nope. The GOP made it referendum proof by adding an appropriation to it.

(from 2011) Former MEA Local Prez: Union May Lose 40% of Members – Including Him – if Teacher Right to Work Passes
15 posted on 12/28/2012 2:52:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MichCapCon
"There is going to be retribution," Garrett said.

I thought the law WAS retribution - against union tyranny and excess?

16 posted on 12/28/2012 3:10:59 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: MichCapCon

There is going to be retribution,” Garrett said

Go to hell, you worthless leech.


17 posted on 12/28/2012 3:16:11 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: MichCapCon

Joining a union is such a good idea that they want to make it against the law not to.


18 posted on 12/28/2012 3:19:51 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The one thing that Hollywood gets right about guns is that crminals will always get them.)
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To: MichCapCon
Let's see: employees should have NO RIGHT to choose NOT to join a Union?

Union employees who "opt out" will be threatened, beaten, or worse?

Why, if Unions are such a Utopia, are they afraid of "Right-to-Work"????

19 posted on 12/28/2012 3:22:10 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: MichCapCon

its a good thing we have so much money we can afford to give all those hard workign people (who already get paid more than the private sector peons) a raise


20 posted on 12/28/2012 3:22:58 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: MichCapCon
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21 posted on 12/28/2012 3:26:52 PM PST by barmag25
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To: MichCapCon

What these scumbags don’t think we know is there is ALWAYS retribution from them whether we fight them or not; so fight them full speed ahead at every chance.


22 posted on 12/28/2012 3:36:54 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: cripplecreek
"There is going to be retribution," Garrett said.

Oh, grow up!

23 posted on 12/28/2012 3:42:21 PM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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To: eCSMaster

“They gonna be consequences and repercussions”

(not for sensitive ears)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmMT0ZbNOHY


24 posted on 12/28/2012 3:51:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MichCapCon

There is nothing they can do that would top a company leaving the state.


25 posted on 12/28/2012 3:52:03 PM PST by Morris70
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To: MichCapCon

“About 17.5 percent of Michigan’s workforce belongs to a union”

17.5% used to belong to the union, I bet it gets cut in half.


26 posted on 12/28/2012 3:53:25 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MichCapCon

It sounds like the Nazis have their Huggies in a wad. Sorry comrades! 2014 is going to be America’s turn again. We’re going to call it the reckoning.


27 posted on 12/28/2012 4:01:23 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: MichCapCon
Of course...

Bolsheviks do what Bolsheviks do.

28 posted on 12/28/2012 4:21:59 PM PST by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: MichCapCon

Tell the damned Union Pigs to STFU!


29 posted on 12/28/2012 5:31:05 PM PST by KwHorn77 (The GOP needs to get some Nads.)
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To: barmag25

Kinda like the older Mercury outboard “welfare motors”

They’re black and they don’t work.


30 posted on 12/28/2012 6:13:15 PM PST by technically right
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To: MichCapCon
Union Leaders On Right-to-Work Law: 'There Is Going To Be Retribution'

You're damned right, Skippy!

Just not the form that your tiny mind can grasp.

31 posted on 12/28/2012 8:46:58 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Union Label -- then buy something else)
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To: MichCapCon

It gets much much worse when people allow the lefties to intimidate,they might curse and whine but they won’t be doing any serious damage.Thugs of any stripe act the same,standing up to them will always scare them off.It is when you give them what they ask for,that they get dangerous.


32 posted on 12/29/2012 12:30:04 AM PST by Del Rapier
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To: windsorknot
It's the union way: just ask Jimmy Hoffa.

And Luca Brasi...

Might be that the current union thugs won't stop the attacks until the meet up with Hoffa and Brasi. More likely that a number of their enemies will die though - it's the democratic way.

33 posted on 12/29/2012 3:05:25 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: barmag25

LOL


34 posted on 12/29/2012 3:12:02 AM PST by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Joining a union is such a good idea that they want to make it against the law not to.

It is like Wilkow says: "Liberalism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory."
35 posted on 12/29/2012 8:38:10 AM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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