"Best thing is vote your governor out of office---middle class needs unions and fair pay.ill always fight for workers rights, and unions"
You do KNOW that labor rights are NOT being taken away, right? The right to collective bargaining, protected under federal law, is NOT being cast away. So, what's your dang beef? If unions truly add "value" to members, and the members are truly being represented, most would be happy to pay dues. Unfortunately, you know it's not all that.
Just remember a couple of very significant points here. 1) The Michigan voting public shot down Proposal 2 (ammending the Michigan constitution to guarantee collective bargaining and 2) that there are already 23 states that are a right to work state. Michigan will be #24. And there will be more.
Michigan is a barren state because of the unions, new businesses won't come to Michigan until these unions get their power pulled. The taxpayers are still on the hook for about 30 billion dollars, the gov bought millions of shares of gm stock at 33.00/share, the shares are still in the tank. Why should the taxpayer pay for these union people that retire while still in their early 50s and get $4,000/month plus their health care, other people their ages are working and their taxes are going to help support these union workers. The time is comming your gravy train will come to a stop and it won't be soon enough.
GM got cheated according to what these non union companies got. Even Foreign Auto makers.
Citigroup collected over $1.8 trillion.
• Morgan Stanley grabbed $2 trillion.
• Goldman Sachs took $600 billion.
• Bear Stearns received almost $1 trillion in short-term loans with interest rates as low as 0.5 percent.
While the banks—and corporations such as Verizon and Toyota—collected trillions, Sanders said, the American people got little in return. Why? Because, as the senator notes, the documents reveal that “the Fed failed to require loan recipients to invest in rebuilding our economy and protect the needs of ordinary Americans.”