Finally - Michigan's House and Senate get this through (rather easily in terms of votes) and will be on the Govenor's desk for signature early next week.
Is webby happy?
It is time for some of our rights to be returned. Think about it: mandatory union; minimum wage; other restrictive rules, regulations and laws.
Like Mama Bloomberg passing a NYC law that you can't have a large soda or a large popcorn. California passing a law you can't smoke in your own house. DARN.
You're right. If a teenage kid wants to sweep out my company storeroom for $3 an hour, and he isn't very good at sweeping, but he'll work for $3 an hour, why can't I let him?
Why is the government butting in? It's none of their dam business!
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Governor Snyder is proving to be "one tough nerd".
He had a clear understanding with the unions that he wouldn't pursue right to work and they wouldn't pursue enshrining unionism in the constitution. The unions broke that agreement and got clobbered in the election.
This is payback, and a huge step forward for Michigan!
You have to wonder about the self confidence of unions when they are fighting to keep the mandatory participation laws in effect. Do they realize that they have been screwing their membership for years with trips to Las Vegas, Palm Springs, CA, and Hollywood, FL and now is payback time for the rank and file? Or how about them using the hard earned wages of their membership to promote a political ideology that the membership doesn't share. Or maybe the continuous extortion for higher wages and benefits that only leads to job loss? After all, it isn't the union officials who are losing their jobs, it's the membership.
Could that be what worries them? When given the choice many people will chose to tell the unions to go away, that they do their jobs well everyday and are appreciated by management so they don't need a union. Let the trouble makers and lazy bums pay for their own representation.
Not a done deal, but a big step forward for Michigan.
Finally, they will see what it's like not to be forced into the so called brotherhood.
Besides, the UAW is on it's last ropes anyway. Just another way to speed of their demise.
This shows that Mi is a RED state even though the dregs in Detroit and the surrounding sub-burbs voted for the African.
I am not anti union but the radical UAW has had way to much power in MI. The leadership is 50% at fault for the plight of the US auto industry.
Mi and all its people will prosper by this change,wait and see. The corrupt UAW leaders will be howling at loosing their grip.