Skip to comments.Michigan Legislature sends governor right-to-work
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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OK now I need a smoke after having my way with the unions rough and dry.
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!
I personally think its time to award Michigan’s electoral votes by congressional district.
>> the Tea Party needs the Sons of Libertyto protect the peaceful Tea Party when attacked.
Was thinking something similar given the apparent absence of “law enforcement”.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It did. And I wish that more Republicans had courage.
Repeal the 17th Amendment!
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.
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)))
The violence these “protesters” displayed today and in Madison is nothing compared to what we will see in the future.