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Tea Party Helps Cram Through Michigan Anti-Union “Right to Work” Law
IREHR ^ | 09 Dec 2012 | Ben Stewart

Posted on 12/09/2012 7:29:05 PM PST by quantim

Ben Stewart presents an on-the-ground look at anti-union events in Michigan

Many arrived via the Walter Reuther Expressway from Detroit. Protestors donned hard hats, scrubs and overalls, chanting “Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Right to Work Has Got to Go!” As police lines held back the crowds of union members, and locked them out of the governors’ office building and the Capitol, the reality began to sink in. Michigan was going to be a “right to work” state.

No more than fifty Tea Party activists were visible on Thursday. Some took this as a sign of weak public support for the law. “Do you all see that big tent in front of the Capitol,” said a leader of one union, referring to a staging location used by Americans for Prosperity. “The Tea Party is over there. There’s about 5 people in there, so that’s how many people in Michigan want to see Right to Work.”

Nevertheless, Tea Party groups were crucial to pushing right to work on the agenda in a state where such legislation was unthinkable only a few years ago. As IREHR reported in September of last year, Tea Partiers have been steadily holding meetings, lobbying state legislators and training spokespeople in the fight for what they termed “freedom to work.”

(Excerpt) Read more at irehr.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: righttowork; rtw; teaparty

1 posted on 12/09/2012 7:29:11 PM PST by quantim
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To: quantim

Democracy in action.<>Zoo bad Boner doesn’t get it.


2 posted on 12/09/2012 7:33:06 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: quantim
Democracy in action.

Too bad Boner doesn't get it.

3 posted on 12/09/2012 7:33:48 PM PST by Paladin2
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Maybe we can rename our Interstate and get rid of this bloody, violent union thug.
4 posted on 12/09/2012 7:35:07 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: quantim

The Yayhoos at Yahoo are reporting that the union knuckledraggers are saying they are going to get their REVENGE for Michigan standing up to them. If you live in Michigan and don’t already own a Louisville Slugger, I’d be getting one. The union types are all carrying a load in their Huggies and are getting ready to throw one of their childish tantrums.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 7:35:07 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
so that’s how many people in Michigan want to see Right to Work.

Take a look inside the capitol building at the elected legislators. Yep, that's right, WE WON!.

BTW. My cousin hasn't been to work for a week due to his "Union duties".

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread December 7, 2012

Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work
6 posted on 12/09/2012 7:35:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: quantim

RIGHT-wingers have real jobs and WORK.

Leftists don’t work and have time for all this nonsense. Hence why protestors have 90% been leftist.

TEA Party gets motivated enough to show up sometimes, the first real protesting ever by us CORRECT people.


7 posted on 12/09/2012 7:35:15 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Paladin2

This can’t be true, according to the RINO’s the Tea party is dead.

They keep farting around and they will find out how dead.


8 posted on 12/09/2012 7:35:36 PM PST by Venturer
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To: cripplecreek

Ping for potential violence Tuesday:


9 posted on 12/09/2012 7:36:59 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: quantim

This country is starting to look like an old black and white, gangster “B” movie. Where’s Eliot Ness when we need him?


10 posted on 12/09/2012 7:50:21 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: quantim

Does anyone really think the Left will accept this law? It will be tied up in court challenges. Give Obama one more Supreme Court appointee ( read that left wing flunky) and all “Right to work” laws will be declared unconstitutional. Just another chapter in the decline and fall.


11 posted on 12/09/2012 7:53:25 PM PST by allendale
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To: quantim

Who are the Laurel and Hardy lookalikes?


12 posted on 12/09/2012 7:58:36 PM PST by Disambiguator (America chose...poorly.)
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To: quantim

Walter Ruther?


13 posted on 12/09/2012 8:01:54 PM PST by Artcore
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To: quantim

Wait. How is this going to work? A lot of Democrats don’t LIKE to work.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 8:18:44 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Venturer

Woo Hoo Tea Party! You still got some life in you girl!


15 posted on 12/09/2012 8:30:19 PM PST by Lake Living
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To: quantim

libs and progs should still be pro-choice.....on union issue.


16 posted on 12/09/2012 8:32:14 PM PST by granada
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Remington 1100’s have much to recommend them.


17 posted on 12/09/2012 8:37:18 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: quantim

Not sure if I agree with the ruling or not, that being said it is now law. The legislators that voted for the law were ELECTED by the people of Michigan to make that law, not by the UAW, not the SEIU, not by O, not by Reid, not by Michael Moore, or any other elected/self-appointed entity. The castrated unions need to step aside and let the voice of the people speak.

If the unions hadn’t over played their hands and done such things as forcing family members caring for their OWN family members to pay union dues for services they did NOT receive (or pay dues for ANYTHING) then they wouldn’t be at this point...


18 posted on 12/09/2012 8:37:58 PM PST by madison10
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To: quantim
The best they have is the tired old’ “hey, hey, ho, ho” chant? What a bunch of boobs.
19 posted on 12/09/2012 8:48:29 PM PST by mdubya
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To: quantim

I do believe the Tea Party will be Americas salvation, should it continue.

And to be supported.

Kicking Communists out of America, sounds like a plan to me.


20 posted on 12/09/2012 8:56:27 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: quantim

Isn’t it still possible that Governor Snyder will betray the conservatives? If he does, that would be the norm.


21 posted on 12/09/2012 8:56:27 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: cripplecreek

People want jobs, and don’t like the idea of having one boss pay them, while another boss takes it away.


22 posted on 12/09/2012 9:00:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Theodore R.

>Isn’t it still possible that Governor Snyder will betray the conservatives? If he does, that would be the norm.

Hmm ... no, he already made the public commitment in support of the bill. Reversing now would be all negative for him (blame by unions) and no positive (support by us for getting RTW done).

This is great:
“Do you all see that big tent in front of the Capitol,” said a leader of one union, referring to a staging location used by Americans for Prosperity. “The Tea Party is over there. There’s about 5 people in there, so that’s how many people in Michigan want to see Right to Work.”

Yea, sure. I was in the neighborhood but WORKING not making noises. In any case, even if I’m reasonably adept at taking care of myself, taking on the entire Capitol lawn full of thugs with sticks (signs) is not my idea of a brilliant plan. We’ve all seen how nicely these guys treat opposing opinions.


23 posted on 12/09/2012 9:19:38 PM PST by No.6 (www.fourthfightergroup.com)
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To: allendale

“Does anyone really think the Left will accept this law?”

There are Right to Work states, and unions have had to accept them. Gov. Walker and Republicans in Wisconsin liberated gov’t school teachers and classified state employees from a long-standing law that imposed compulsory union membership on them, with state clerical workers in state furnished offices paying the annual union dues of all from state appropriated funds. No more!!


24 posted on 12/09/2012 9:40:49 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: quantim
“Do you all see that big tent in front of the Capitol,” said a leader of one union, referring to a staging location used by Americans for Prosperity. “The Tea Party is over there. There’s about 5 people in there, so that’s how many people in Michigan want to see Right to Work.”

No, there are heaps of folks who want to see "Right to Work"...thing is, they're all AT WORK, as they haven't destroyed their own jobs like a bunch of parasites.

25 posted on 12/09/2012 10:20:21 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Venturer

The first blow in the fight to return America to Liberty! Good for the Tea Party! The Tea Party has yet to begin to fight! To the ranks and baracades! Ride to the sound of the guns—This time we bring out muskets and pitchforks!


26 posted on 12/09/2012 11:03:36 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Paladin2

I prefer the 870 Magnum Express. I like 3 1/2 with #4 shot.


27 posted on 12/09/2012 11:18:13 PM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Those of us who are conservative and forced to pay union dues learned a long time ago, baseball bats do not do well against 12 gauge pump shot guns.


28 posted on 12/10/2012 12:12:46 AM PST by exnavy (Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: quantim

this is big news — Michigan..


29 posted on 12/10/2012 1:07:31 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Cronos

A friend was in Lansing on Thursday. He noted that there were several thousand supporters of the bill. He also noted that nearly all the union thugs were imports from out of state. He even saw Chicago Public Schools buses. It was a very energized atmosphere but the supporters were out in force. I also learned that the unions are planning massive civil disobedience on Tuesday when the final vote takes place. I am a strong supporter of this legislation. I am not anti union but, just damn they have gotten away from their mission of protecting their workers.


30 posted on 12/10/2012 2:44:09 AM PST by midcop402
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To: Cronos

A friend was in Lansing on Thursday. He noted that there were several thousand supporters of the bill. He also noted that nearly all the union thugs were imports from out of state. He even saw Chicago Public Schools buses. It was a very energized atmosphere but the supporters were out in force. I also learned that the unions are planning massive civil disobedience on Tuesday when the final vote takes place. I am a strong supporter of this legislation. I am not anti union but, just damn they have gotten away from their mission of protecting their workers.


31 posted on 12/10/2012 2:44:15 AM PST by midcop402
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To: Paladin2

boner gets it.
He’s just doing his best to keep the status quo where all those already involved make lots of money.
Noooo need to rock the boat as far as he’s concerned


32 posted on 12/10/2012 5:13:10 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: midcop402

I saw a group of Ohio Steelworkers in one video.

The simple fact is that a considerable number of Michigan union members do support right to work. It was bound to happen eventually because Michigan is a largely conservative state and conscripted union conservatives are now fighting from within.


33 posted on 12/10/2012 6:41:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: exnavy
Video: Union Workers Support Freedom to Work
34 posted on 12/10/2012 6:56:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: quantim

“The AFL-CIO has called for thousands to assemble in Lansing on Tuesday, December 11th.”

These jokers claim that we NEED unions to protect us from the abusive practices of the employers. Well, we all know that the single biggest contingency of union members is the gov’t employee. Are they telliing us that the most abusive employer is our own governments? If so, I have to wonder why they would want that same abusive government to take ownership of our physical bodies via Obamacare!


35 posted on 12/10/2012 8:14:01 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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