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Michigan Legislature sends governor right-to-work
Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2013 5:03 PM (ET) | JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB

Posted on 12/11/2012 2:43:48 PM PST by DJ MacWoW

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Legislature gave final approval Tuesday to a bitterly contested right-to-work plan limiting the power of unions, a devastating and once unthinkable defeat for organized labor in a state considered a cradle of the movement.

Unswayed by Democrats' pleas and thousands of protesters inside and outside the state Capitol, the House approved two final bills, sending them on to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. One dealt with private sector workers, the other with government employees. Both measures cleared the Senate last week.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: righttowork; unions
Union goons are not happy.
1 posted on 12/11/2012 2:43:53 PM PST by DJ MacWoW
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To: DJ MacWoW

Good!


2 posted on 12/11/2012 2:48:03 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: DJ MacWoW

Press conference coming up.

http://www.livestream.com/snyderlive


3 posted on 12/11/2012 2:48:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Heads up.

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Weekly/biweekly Michigan legislative activism thread December 7, 2012

Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work
4 posted on 12/11/2012 2:49:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Not only are the union goons unhappy, the Food Stamp President has expressed his sympathy to his union butt buddies.


5 posted on 12/11/2012 2:49:24 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Unions have long outlived their usefulness, and are partly responsible for destroying a lot of the American manufacturing base. The chickens have come home to roost, and the goons are just going to have to suck it up and get real jobs.


6 posted on 12/11/2012 2:51:59 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: DJ MacWoW

Violence broke out in Lansing today over this ...


7 posted on 12/11/2012 2:52:17 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
Unions had their place but now union dues equal the mafias protection fees.

I heard the boy king was in Michigan crying.

8 posted on 12/11/2012 2:52:33 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

In order to be a proper Liberal you now need to believe that allowing a worker a choice is a violation of his right of choice.

That violence is acceptable in order to preserve the worker’s right to not be able to choose if he wants to be in a Union.

We are living in Alice in Wonderland-like times.


9 posted on 12/11/2012 2:52:58 PM PST by Noamie
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To: DJ MacWoW

The bills have been signed.


10 posted on 12/11/2012 2:53:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lmo56

I saw that. How DARE people want to work without having to pay someone for the right! /s


11 posted on 12/11/2012 2:53:52 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Noamie

Yes. Right is wrong, left is right, up is down......


12 posted on 12/11/2012 2:55:06 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Lmo56

the Tea Party needs the Sons of Liberty—to protect the peaceful Tea Party when attacked. The Media will not publish these attacks by thugs—so most Americans will not even know what happened. We need a sort of guard group—who will not strike first— but will end any fight when it starts. Some ex-seals, Rangers, Bikers etc...


13 posted on 12/11/2012 2:55:11 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Lmo56

the Tea Party needs the Sons of Liberty—to protect the peaceful Tea Party when attacked. The Media will not publish these attacks by thugs—so most Americans will not even know what happened. We need a sort of guard group—who will not strike first— but will end any fight when it starts. Some ex-seals, Rangers, Bikers etc...


14 posted on 12/11/2012 2:55:17 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Lmo56

Looking at that bunch, I wonder how many played hookey from work to go protest.

The whole lot of them should be fired.


15 posted on 12/11/2012 2:56:47 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: cripplecreek
Woo Hoo!!!!
16 posted on 12/11/2012 2:56:49 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Lmo56

24-26 states already have this and are seeing growth in their manufacturing sectors.

It’s amazing that anyone is so stupid that they can’t be bothered to look beyond their own back yard and ask, “Does this work in other states?” Even more amazing that you’re such a bigot that you think that violence is the answer to this problem.

It’s about money and power. Campaign money. Political power.

Celebrate. The Conservatives are in control of a hell of a lot more than the press wants you to know about.


17 posted on 12/11/2012 2:56:55 PM PST by Noamie
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To: Noamie

This is truly devastating to the democrats. Michigan unions pump nearly a quarter billion dollars into national democrat campaigns every year.


18 posted on 12/11/2012 3:00:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Noamie

They don’t even look beyond their backyard. They say they have...but then lie about it. I hear it from liberals; they just lie. This is where we are. Yes liberals have been full of untruths and none of us are 100% right all the time but these people have decided that facts mean nothing. Facts mean nothing, just make it up. LIE LIE LIE LIE.


19 posted on 12/11/2012 3:05:30 PM PST by CommieCutter
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To: cripplecreek

Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty, you’re free at last.

Next up, MT, KY and MO!


20 posted on 12/11/2012 3:05:54 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: JCBreckenridge

Hey, unionistia goons...Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.


21 posted on 12/11/2012 3:08:41 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: JCBreckenridge

OK now I need a smoke after having my way with the unions rough and dry.


22 posted on 12/11/2012 3:12:59 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s a telling detail that could have lasting consequences. With Republicans holding so many state legislatures, they could take many other steps to defund the left. Let’s not allow the financial crisis to go to waste!


23 posted on 12/11/2012 3:13:07 PM PST by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio

I personally think its time to award Michigan’s electoral votes by congressional district.


24 posted on 12/11/2012 3:14:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

>> the Tea Party needs the Sons of Liberty—to protect the peaceful Tea Party when attacked.

Was thinking something similar given the apparent absence of “law enforcement”.


25 posted on 12/11/2012 3:22:23 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: Noamie
24-26 states already have this and are seeing growth in their manufacturing sectors.

This map from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation will soon be updated to include Michigan among the states where the scourge of unionism is held in check.

As you so rightly point out, in those regions where Big Labor is a non-factor, the economy flourishes, even under Obama's regime. In particular, the South has long cherished worker freedom and liberty by keeping a close eye on union racketeers. Without the crippling workrules, archaic regulations and confiscatory wages imposed by unions, American enterprise can indeed soar to great heights. It's happened here in Dixie, the economic engine of America, and now Michigan is poised to make the next advance.

Let freedom ring!


26 posted on 12/11/2012 3:22:39 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Noamie

“The Conservatives are in control of a hell of a lot more than the press wants you to know about.”

Indeed, Noamie. Conservatives and patriots now control 30 states. That’s up from 25 in 2010. Kudos to Michigan and all their good citizens for taking on the union fascists and winning. The counter-offensive against obuma and his criminal Marxist syndicate infesting Washington is starting.


27 posted on 12/11/2012 3:26:15 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: re_nortex
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28 posted on 12/11/2012 4:01:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Really got a good laugh at the questioning from the presstitutes about why Snyder didn't have a public signing...yeah right...they should have done what Pelousi and the black caucus did when they brought big smiling faces(not to mention the big gavel)through the tea-party crowd deliberately...to rub Obamacare in their face.

Had Snyder done that no doubt something very bad would have happened...and that could have started a reaction far worse(for the state...maybe for the country).

"There will be blood, there will be repercussions...State Democratic Rep. Douglas Geiss"

...and there are many a naive dem/liberal who buys into and practice the Obama/Alinsky shtick...thinking those tactics will send conservatives quietly into the night of irrelevancy...they'd be wise to watch their donkey. Too many have sacrificed all, just to have the degenerate 60's crowd(now in charge)pissing on their graves.

Anyway...now let's see what the court(s) say/do.

29 posted on 12/11/2012 4:02:59 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: cripplecreek

Amazing Grace - I must admit I didn’t think that our Guv and Repub Legislators had the cahones. A new respect is blooming within.

I heard a Union guy on the radio say that employees in Right 2 Work states averaged about 3% less than in states with mandated unions. Does anyone know what % of a private sector worker’s wages go to Union dues in Michigan? What about the public unions, like Teachers? It also follows that the taxes are generally higher in the big Union states — gotta cover those generous pensions some how.


30 posted on 12/11/2012 4:14:05 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: re_nortex

Wisconsin needs to graduate to full right-to-work. Ohio should pass right-to-work as well. Every state that does it reduces the power of the Dem party.


31 posted on 12/11/2012 4:17:45 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Maybe a whole lot of Freepers who always maintain there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats should pay attention. This took courage, just like what happened in WI.


32 posted on 12/11/2012 4:24:05 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

It did. And I wish that more Republicans had courage.


33 posted on 12/11/2012 4:35:06 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: cripplecreek

Senators too!

Repeal the 17th Amendment!


34 posted on 12/11/2012 5:17:31 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

I don’t know why people keep saying this... but-

There is plenty of case law for RTW, it’s a no go.

Secondly, the Michigan Supreme Ct. is solidly in the conservative camp.


35 posted on 12/11/2012 5:27:52 PM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: quantim

Union dues across the country will have to go up dramatically to make up for what they’ll lose in Michigan.

Its really very sad. (((Snicker)))


36 posted on 12/11/2012 5:28:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

The violence these “protesters” displayed today and in Madison is nothing compared to what we will see in the future.


37 posted on 12/11/2012 6:07:21 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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