Michigan Legislature sends governor right-to-work

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  • KC Mormon Edgerton, KS
    Dec. 12, 2012 8:07 a.m.

    I find it interesting that the original purpose (and supposedly still the purpose) of unions was to get people a decent wage and SAFE working conditions. Now the government has made a minimum wage and osha so the unions look for nothing more than power. Lets take for example SAFE working conditions, UAW sees auto workers fired for drinking and using drugs while on lunch breaks (these are people making our cars). Do they support their being fired? No they fight for them to be able to keep doing what they were doing because they were on their own time. The fact that the alcohol and drugs will still be in them while ON the job does not matter just the power the union gets.
    Or how about teamsters demanding that hostess run two delivery fleets one for cakes and one for breads. They demanded that they could not deliver cakes and breads to the same store on the same truck at the same time. So hostess had to send TWO trucks to do the job of one. This costs money and eventually every hostess job.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Dec. 11, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    Why is it ok to force anyone to pay union dues and make corrupt union bosses rich in order to work? If a person wants to pay union dues, let him do so!

  • Superfluous Anaheim, CA
    Dec. 11, 2012 5:17 p.m.

    Anytime a Republican says "This is about freedom, fairness and equality" don't waste your time listening to the rest. Just vote against it.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Dec. 11, 2012 3:31 p.m.

    Counter Intelligence,

    "All 50 states should have right-to-work laws."

    First they need to pitch the misnomer "right to work" law since its actual intent is to break the back of union leverage. As for being forced to join and pay dues, an applicant is told up front when it's a closed shop. The decision is then his or hers to make.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 11, 2012 3:08 p.m.

    yes, good is evident, sin't it?

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 11, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    All 50 states should have right-to-work laws.

    Unions are fine, but forcing anyone to join them (and then forcing them to pay dues that are forced into political donations) is unaccpetable

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Dec. 11, 2012 2:21 p.m.

    The moment I saw the news headline, I suspected it was a state in which Republicans control both the legislature and the Governor's office.