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Right-to-work bill passed in Republican-led Michigan House after walkout by Democrats
mlive.com ^ | December 06, 2012 at 4:55 PM | Tim Martin

Posted on 12/06/2012 3:08:40 PM PST by quantim

LANSING, MI - The Michigan Legislature has begun passing right-to-work bills in a historic move that was announced just this morning.

The Michigan House voted on House Bill 4054, passing it 58-52 mostly partly-line vote in the Republican-led chamber. The bill goes to the Republican-led Senate, which also is taking up right=to-work legislation today.

Bills must pass both chambers and be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder to become law.

The vote occurred after Democrats left the House in protest because Republicans would not suspend debate to acknowledge a lawsuit filed to reopen the Capitol, which as closed, according to police, due to structural concerns. Democrats believe it was a move to keep protesters from filling the gallery.

Snyder and Republican legislative leaders earlier in the day announced plans to make Michigan the 24th state with a right-to-work law that would end mandatory payment of union dues as a condition of employment. It has sparked large protests at the Capitol by union members and anger from Democrats upset the right to work issue never even got a committee hearing.

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If the unions hadn't tried to stuff collective bargaining in our state constitution this wouldn't be up for a vote.

I rejoice that union thuggery will have their money spigot seriously cut off.

1 posted on 12/06/2012 3:08:46 PM PST by quantim
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To: cripplecreek

RTW has passed, Michigan ping.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 3:09:55 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: quantim

How many days before some judge throws this out?


3 posted on 12/06/2012 3:10:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: quantim; MichCapCon

bump


4 posted on 12/06/2012 3:12:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: quantim
It has sparked large protests at the Capitol by union members and anger from Democrats upset the right to work issue never even got a committee hearing.

What are they worried about? If unions are such great things then everyone should be clamoring to join. They shouldn't need to force people to join...

5 posted on 12/06/2012 3:13:10 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: GeronL

Well it won’t be the Michigan State Supreme Ct. controlled by a conservative majority.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 3:16:52 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
The unions earned this beating fair and square. Still, make sure to call your senator and offer encouragement.

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread

Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work
7 posted on 12/06/2012 3:17:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: quantim

WoW.. thats really something in Michigan..
MAking Wisconsin republicans look like wimps..
And Minnesota republicans look gayer than Richard Simmons..

Can you imagine Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota telling the UNIONS to talk to the HAND!!!!?..
That could almost make even ((( ME ))) positive..


8 posted on 12/06/2012 3:18:10 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: quantim

Hot Damn I love it.

Finally, some Republicans with balls.

I wish we had some in the United State Congress.

Make the Dems walk out every day.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 3:23:52 PM PST by Venturer
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To: hosepipe
WoW.. thats really something in Michigan.. MAking Wisconsin republicans look like wimps..

Michigan Repubs control the Senate 26-12 (which means the bill WILL be passed real soon there) and control the House 64-46. And there was no quorum rule holding things up while the union side rampaged.

I'm hoping this will be on the gov's desk by the end of the week.

10 posted on 12/06/2012 3:24:35 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: GeronL
How many days before some judge throws this out?

Exactly

11 posted on 12/06/2012 3:26:53 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Hopefully it will be on Gov. Snyder’s desk to sign on Monday when King Kenyan comes here to Detroit to talk about taxing the rich and continuing his class warfare rhetoric - now that would be perfect timing.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 3:30:03 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Venturer
Obama opposes Michigan's right-to-work legislation look for some heavy federal arm twisting to occur.
13 posted on 12/06/2012 3:34:03 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: quantim

I’m hoping it’s on his desk by end-of-day Friday, to short-circuit any pressure from the feds.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 3:35:43 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: quantim

Way to go Michigan! Too bad Detroit is part of the state.


15 posted on 12/06/2012 3:40:21 PM PST by bfree (Biden '13)
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To: hosepipe
“WoW.. thats really something in Michigan..”

For sure! Now Michigan needs to do a border realignment with Indiana and give them that Big Black Chancre called Detroit!

16 posted on 12/06/2012 3:43:47 PM PST by vette6387
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To: hosepipe

Being on our own behind enemy lines has made Michigan conservatives like the French Resistance. It looks like nothing is going on and an ammo dump blows up.


17 posted on 12/06/2012 3:48:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Yes: He might even start sending guns to the Unions.

Why Not, he sends them to anyone else he likes.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 3:49:32 PM PST by Venturer
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To: vette6387

I’m trying to restart the Toledo strip war so we can trick Ohio into winning Detroit.


19 posted on 12/06/2012 3:52:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Venturer

Operation thugwalker?


20 posted on 12/06/2012 4:05:22 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Your statement is one of common sense which in todays society is verboten.


21 posted on 12/06/2012 4:10:20 PM PST by A message
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To: quantim

The DemocRATS were just doing what their commie union masters told them to do.


22 posted on 12/06/2012 4:18:55 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: quantim

If Michigan can get rid of those greedy, commie unions, Detroit may not need Barry to bail it out after all.


23 posted on 12/06/2012 4:22:35 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Nice. The SEIU now has shirts that directly link them to Obama.

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24 posted on 12/06/2012 4:22:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow! Hopefully, if Americans can ever retake our country and our government, the first ones sent to prison will be Barry’s SEIU Purple People Eaters.


25 posted on 12/06/2012 4:25:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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To: cripplecreek

One in the same right?

Disgusting...


26 posted on 12/06/2012 4:28:58 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: cripplecreek

Another “starving” victim of the Obama recession.

or

More living proof that food stamps will keep yer belly full.


27 posted on 12/06/2012 4:31:09 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Apparently there were several arrests after the thugs tried to rush the police who hosed them down with pepper spray.

They called in two platoons of state police.

Personally I wish the senate had gone ahead and voted tonight too and just got it done with but the Michigan republicans have shown a surprising ability to beat the liberals at their own game. They might very well be setting the unions up to collect some bad PR.


28 posted on 12/06/2012 4:36:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: quantim
The senate was getting ready to vote as of 6:30 pm.

It should be ready for Snyder to sign tomorrow.

29 posted on 12/06/2012 4:36:40 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m trying to restart the Toledo strip war so we can trick Ohio into winning Detroit

Hell, I'm trying to trick Michigan into taking back Toledo.

30 posted on 12/06/2012 4:38:27 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The rats gathered over a million signatures (that’s 10% of our state’s population) to get Prop. 2 collective bargaining stuffed in our state constitution - that’s lot of signatures and they still lost!

Also our Prop. 5 went down in flames too, it was a SEIU ballot initiative to force in home care-givers into their filthy union.

Michigan is remarkably red at the state level across the board, no rat holds an elected job higher than county.

And in the event the 17th Amendment was repealed we’d be rid of our disgusting ‘commie union master’ senators, Fat Deb Stabacow and Karl Marx Levin as well and would be as red as any state in the land.


31 posted on 12/06/2012 4:41:58 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: cripplecreek

<< Apparently there were several arrests after the thugs tried to rush the police who hosed them down with pepper spray.

The taxpayers need to stand up to these thugs with the same amount iron — in a legal manner of course.


32 posted on 12/06/2012 4:45:38 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: quantim
And in the event the 17th Amendment was repealed we’d be rid of our disgusting ‘commie union master’ senators, Fat Deb Stabacow and Karl Marx Levin as well and would be as red as any state in the land.

It irritates me that they have zero loyalty to the state whatsoever. The legislature is doing good work to ease regulations and the two communists are working in exactly the opposite direction. The 17th amendment was popular vote snake oil that promised "empowerment" and delivered exactly the opposite.
33 posted on 12/06/2012 4:47:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: quantim; All

Michigan’s unions wondered what they were getting for Christmas, and now they know,.. Boar Hogged ‘dry and ruff’ by Rick Snyder.


34 posted on 12/06/2012 4:49:31 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U
It passed the MI senate!

Right-to-work bill wins approval from Michigan Senate, House
 

By David Eggert | deggert1@mlive.com
on December 06, 2012 at 7:40 PM


Union workers hold up a signs during a rally outside the Capitol in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 as Senate Republicans introduced right-to-work legislation in the waning days of the legislative session.AP Photo | Carlos Osorio  
 
Related: Right-to-work bill passed in state House

LANSING, MI – After hours of debate, a Republican-dominated Michigan Senate on Thursday approved a bill that would help make Michigan the 24th state with a right-to-work law prohibiting unions from collecting fees from workers who decline union representation.

It was a historic and tension-filled process, marked by occasional yells and clapping from union members sitting above in the gallery to watch. Some were escorted out or left voluntarily after yelling down at senators as Lt. Gov. Brian Calley - the Senate president - sought decorum.

Senate Bill 116 approved 22-16 would apply to private employees; the House earlier approved House Bill 4054 for public employees on a 58-52 vote. Police officers and firefighters would stay in closed union shops under the measures..

“This is a historic event. We ought to treat history better than this," said Sen. John Gleason, Flushing, who joined Democrats whose level of opposition to the legislation was equaled by their frustration with the process.

No committee hearings were held. The bill language was seen for the first time just hours after Gov. Rick Snyder and GOP legislative leaders announced their plan to pass a right-to-work law.

Senate Democrats tried but failed to make 20 amendments to the bill in a chamber where they have just 12 seats. Republicans have 26.

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35 posted on 12/06/2012 4:53:33 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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Police officers and firefighters would stay in closed union shops under the measures.

I'm not thrilled with that but its a reasonable compromise since they can't strike
36 posted on 12/06/2012 4:58:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Excluding cops and firefighters is really small potatoes compared to making eunuchs of all the teacher’s unions here that mobilize every square inch of the state at the drop of the hat.

They are gonna bail the unions by the thousands and take their money with them.


37 posted on 12/06/2012 5:09:39 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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Excluding police and firefighters also sets up a division between them and the rest. I expect the democrats to go after them now.


38 posted on 12/06/2012 5:13:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: quantim

Can they pass voter ID while they are at it?


39 posted on 12/06/2012 5:31:20 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: cripplecreek

How about the compromise be they get a tattoo on their head that says “I work for taxpayers, not the union”


40 posted on 12/06/2012 5:33:31 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: FlipWilson

Do a little homework and discover Michigan has voter ID, perhaps the strictest in the nation, and upheld by the Supreme Ct. years ago.


41 posted on 12/06/2012 5:35:33 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: GeronL

The police did their jobs today. They hosed the unionistas with pepper spray pretty good.


42 posted on 12/06/2012 5:36:08 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Quite surprising.
Is there no “solidarity” between union LEOs and their private sector brothers?


43 posted on 12/06/2012 5:38:44 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: cripplecreek

Let them eat liquid pepper!!


44 posted on 12/06/2012 5:39:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nascarnation

Videos here

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/18024


45 posted on 12/06/2012 5:40:37 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Looks like the cops are taking him for a bath and delousing.


46 posted on 12/06/2012 5:49:57 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: PapaBear3625

I know.... just elbowing the Wisconsonites with a wink..


47 posted on 12/06/2012 5:53:23 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: cripplecreek

They hit em with tear gas too! lol


48 posted on 12/06/2012 6:00:36 PM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ld love to see video of that !


49 posted on 12/06/2012 7:30:06 PM PST by katykelly
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Thanks cripplecreek.

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50 posted on 12/06/2012 8:00:17 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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