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Michigan unions say no right to work
Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2012 | Thomas Mullen

Posted on 12/10/2012 6:23:36 PM PST by South40

TAMPA, December 10, 2012 – Lansing, Michigan is bracing for an onslaught of protestors following Republican Governor Rick Snyder’s indication that he would sign “Right to Work” legislation currently making its way through the state legislature. President Obama and Harry Reid have both joined Michigan Democrats in denouncing the bill.

As usual, both liberals and conservatives are already demonstrating their skewed perception of reality in weighing in on this debate. President Obama told workers at an engine plant outside Detroit that “what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages,” as if the law would do any such thing.

However, Harry Reid surpassed all in obtuseness when he called the legislation a “blatant attempt by Michigan Republicans to assault the collective bargaining process and undermine the standard of living it has helped foster."

(Excerpt) Read more at communities.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
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1 posted on 12/10/2012 6:23:40 PM PST by South40
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To: cripplecreek

Harry Reid doesn’t like it.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 6:24:15 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40
If this poll is correct some 40% of union members like right to work.

Mitchell poll: Michigan voters favor right-to-work, 51-41

By union household: A strong majority (56 percent) of non-union households support right-to-work. Support among union households is only at 40 percent
3 posted on 12/10/2012 6:27:12 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread December 7, 2012

Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work
4 posted on 12/10/2012 6:29:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: South40

Yes, because unions and their thuggish ways have been such a great thing for Detroit.

Oh wait, Detroit is a freakin wasteland. Nevermind.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 6:29:49 PM PST by AskNotReceiveNot
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To: South40

What “standard of living?” Harry needs to visit Detroit (and a lot of other RAT-run cities) to see the “real” standard of living there. And he can take some “bacon” to JoAnn Watson (who looks like she’s already eaten a hog or two).


6 posted on 12/10/2012 6:30:00 PM PST by vette6387
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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread December 7, 2012

Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work
7 posted on 12/10/2012 6:30:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: AskNotReceiveNot

Yeah, the Republicans just ruined Detroit. Oh wait . . they’ve voted Democrat for the last 50 years. Ain’t that a head scratcher.


8 posted on 12/10/2012 6:33:10 PM PST by BipolarBob (Riding my stick horse grinning like an idiot.)
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To: South40
"However, Harry Reid surpassed all in obtuseness when he called the legislation a “blatant attempt by Michigan Republicans to assault the collective bargaining process and undermine the standard of living it has helped foster.""

However, Harry Reid surpassed all in obtuseness when he called the legislation a “blatant attempt by Michigan Republicans to assault the collective bargaining hostage taking process and undermine the standard of living it has helped foster." ...Fixed.

9 posted on 12/10/2012 6:33:19 PM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: South40
Harry Reid doesn’t like it.

Being that Dingy Harry is insane, right to work laws have to be good for all. LOL!

10 posted on 12/10/2012 6:35:37 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: wesagain
BTW Harry, the same goes to you from the Michigan GOP.

Michigan Republican Party chairman Bobby Schostak issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s visit to Michigan today:

“It’s interesting that President Obama has chosen to stop in Michigan to propose his economic recovery plan of higher taxes, more spending and broken budgets. Here in Michigan we’ve seen actual economic recovery by streamlining government, cutting taxes and balancing budgets.

“The President’s divisive message and attack on Michigan workers is just another indication of how out of touch Pres. Obama has become. President Obama’s continued attempt to subvert state rights is an assult on our federal system.

“I encourage the former law professor and our current President brush up on the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, ‘The powers not delegated to the United states by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’

“The President’s stance is a blatant attack on Michigan workers and demonstrates the President’s staunch support of special interest union bosses. Thankfully, Michigan Republican leaders are here to provide a firewall for Michigan workers and their families and to keep Michigan’s turnaround on course.”

11 posted on 12/10/2012 6:36:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo

Hairy Roid needs to mind his own damn business.


12 posted on 12/10/2012 6:37:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: South40

If there is no right to work, does that mean there is no right to unemployment checks from the government?


13 posted on 12/10/2012 6:44:56 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: cripplecreek

You’ve got that right.

It’s unbelievable that the Senate majority leader would stick his nose into something like this or the president for that matter.

This is a states rights matter...Period.


14 posted on 12/10/2012 6:46:17 PM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: South40

Dear Union employees, RAISES are EARNED thru hard work and exceptional work, not collectively bargained for.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 6:46:27 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: South40

Labor unions are the USA’s Communist Party.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 6:46:53 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: cripplecreek

Mr. Shostak is “so racist” in critizing the president. (sarc)


17 posted on 12/10/2012 6:48:05 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: vette6387
What “standard of living?”

lol! Good point.

18 posted on 12/10/2012 6:48:30 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: South40

All these anti-American commies are so tiresome.


19 posted on 12/10/2012 6:51:11 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: South40

About 20 years ago, the capitol was renovated for the 21st century to the tune of $50,000,000. It was historically restored and ready for computers. I hope it doesn’t get trashed by the protesters like they did in Wisconsin.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 6:51:36 PM PST by healy61
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To: cripplecreek

That is an excellent statement.


21 posted on 12/10/2012 6:52:08 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: South40

I feel like a kid in a candy store watching my state do the nation proud like the yesteryear of WWII days, Reagan twice, all that.

Screw the feds, Michigan is going places.

Even Detroit is gonna be scrubbed from the books soon.


22 posted on 12/10/2012 6:55:35 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: South40

Unions now have morphed into what was the opposite of what they were fighting against in the early 1900’s. Now they’re the tyranny.


23 posted on 12/10/2012 6:56:16 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: cripplecreek

Bobby S. would be a better Speaker than Boner.


24 posted on 12/10/2012 6:58:19 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: South40

Organization Sclerosis: a society with so many special interest groups that everyones standard of living is lowered


25 posted on 12/10/2012 7:10:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: South40
President Obama told workers at an engine plant outside Detroit that “what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages,” as if the law would do any such thing.

Hey puckhead, is that what happened to Detroit?

26 posted on 12/10/2012 7:57:08 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: South40

The commies, union bosses and DNC are not going to surrender the dues jackpot easily.


27 posted on 12/10/2012 8:18:25 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: South40

Dumbshit Reid. Nevada’s a right to work state.


28 posted on 12/10/2012 8:22:24 PM PST by gotribe
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To: South40

Good for Michigan. They’re tired of being bankrupt like California, Illinois, New York, etc. The union thugs have promised to do a recall on Governor Snyder next year. Let them. I’m so sick of these gravy trainers who are sapping the economic life out of the country. We can’t just sit around and let the moocher element of America drag us down into oblivion. We have to fight back. There is no choice left if we want to save the country.


29 posted on 12/10/2012 8:26:13 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: vette6387

” Harry needs to visit Detroit “?
You ever been to Reids home own?
Talk of wasteland!!!


30 posted on 12/10/2012 8:26:13 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: South40

The Unions killed Detroit by pricing their Labor out of the car market.

Currently the Government Unions are killing us taxpayers by the much higher cost of Government Labor than Private Labor.

Labor Unions and Government see money as a zero sum game. Their job is to keep taking more and more and to be increasingly arrogant about it.

The more harm that Unions and Government can do to business and taxpayers the easier it is for them to strike or propose some hokey ‘Cliff’ to bully, gangster-style, money from us who actually do non-predatory work and pay taxes to the predators in the Unions and Government.

Both Unions and Government are so arrogant that they are offended that somehow they should be held accountable for the great harm that they have done to America.


31 posted on 12/10/2012 8:32:18 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: dowcaet

If the Dems try to recall Snyder, I will come over and help MI Conservatives wage the fight to hold on.

BTW, There is also talk in WI about additional state Senate recalls this summer.


32 posted on 12/10/2012 11:58:02 PM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: vette6387

That is exactly the standard of living Harry wants for all of us.


33 posted on 12/11/2012 1:05:19 AM PST by exnavy (Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: jazusamo

It’s not so much that they stick their noses into it but that they lie to the American people in the process.


34 posted on 12/11/2012 2:31:19 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: cripplecreek

Warren Consolidated schools is closed today because of the Lansing protest. As far as I’m concerned, that’s an illegal walk-out and every one of those teachers should be fired........


35 posted on 12/11/2012 3:20:15 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Thunder90

They’ve already tried to recall Snyder. They dropped it the day after Scott Walker won in Wisconsin.


36 posted on 12/11/2012 4:00:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: South40

What does the right to work mean to an individual?

Freedom!

The freedom to advance based upon your capabilities and not upon seniority or union politics.


37 posted on 12/11/2012 4:22:23 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DH
What does the right to work mean to an individual?

Freedom!


True! Something I posted in an earlier thread:

Article: Obama received loud applause at a Michigan engine plant when he said we shouldn’t
be “taking away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions.”

Can that man open his mouth without lying? Ever?

Workers still have a “right” to unionize, to bargain, and all the rest of it. What they do 
NOT have is the right to FORCE, under duress, people who DO NOT want to be in a union to be 
in one.

Screw you (all) unions.

Peet (who was forced to be in a union to continue his employment)

38 posted on 12/11/2012 4:51:24 AM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst zwei hat. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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To: cripplecreek

After the win by Obama in Michigan, and a much larger union presence I expect at least a strong attempt at a recall against Snyder.


39 posted on 12/11/2012 11:44:27 AM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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