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UPDATED: Unions Furious: Michigan to Become Right-to-Work State Today
Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 12/11/2012 9:41:12 AM PST by jazusamo

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1 posted on 12/11/2012 9:41:19 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Forget the Feds. it’s the states where we can make things happen!


2 posted on 12/11/2012 9:43:04 AM PST by CityCenter (Compromise is the welcome mat to deception.)
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To: cripplecreek

Right to work Ping!


3 posted on 12/11/2012 9:43:22 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; Harmless Teddy Bear

YAY, Michigan!


4 posted on 12/11/2012 9:45:04 AM PST by Monkey Face (Help stamp out and abolish superfluous redundancy.)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...

Don’t screw around governor, just sign it and be done with it.


5 posted on 12/11/2012 9:46:04 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo

” the Wolverine State will become the 24th in the country to have a right-to-work law on the books”

24 of 57, we are getting there...


6 posted on 12/11/2012 9:47:13 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Monkey Face

Lawsuits and recalls to follow.


7 posted on 12/11/2012 9:47:44 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (You cant bring something to its knees that refuses to stand on its own)
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To: jazusamo
Employment contingent on joining a union is an assault on liberty, a violation of our unalienable right to associate with those we wish and no others.
8 posted on 12/11/2012 9:48:25 AM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: cripplecreek

BUMP!


9 posted on 12/11/2012 9:48:48 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Unions Furious: Michigan to Become Right-to-Work State Today

Should read:’Socialists Furious:”


10 posted on 12/11/2012 9:51:18 AM PST by JayAr36 (Can't fight the takers with logic.)
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To: jazusamo
The vote to turn Michigan into a right-to-work state will take place today after days of protests in Lansing about the pro-worker legislation that prevents having to pay dues to a union.

I guess the only thing left to do is for the Democrats in the legislature to flee the state to prevent a quorum for voting?

That's SOP now, right?

-PJ

11 posted on 12/11/2012 9:53:38 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

They’ve already tried to recall snyder twice.

The first time they couldn’t collect enough signatures and the second time they dropped it the day after the recall in Wisconsin failed.


12 posted on 12/11/2012 9:54:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: CityCenter

In a sane republic every red state, and some blue states, should be in a state of political mutiny right now. Governors should be holding meetings on fighting tyranny. States should form alliances etc.


13 posted on 12/11/2012 9:55:49 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jazusamo

Was watching Lansing State Journal video of protestor on Segway running into Sheriff’s Deputy’s horse. Segway lost. And so did the protestor...


14 posted on 12/11/2012 9:57:10 AM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: Political Junkie Too

LOL! Seems the Michigan Dems forgot that until it was too late.


15 posted on 12/11/2012 9:57:27 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Born and raised in Michigan. Hope it works out for them. Left there after 40 years of jobless recovery over and over. This is just a small win in a larger battle, the battle to reclaim our place as the industrial powerhouse.


16 posted on 12/11/2012 9:57:44 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Lawsuits and recalls to follow.


Kind of like with Obamacare...


17 posted on 12/11/2012 9:58:21 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: jazusamo
President Obama slammed right-to-work states all over the country, saying legislation on the table in Lansing isn't about economics but about attacking unions.

I find it monumentally hypocritical that "O" is rabidly ANTI freedom of choice in the workplace and just as rabidly PRO freedom of choice in the case of killing the unborn.

18 posted on 12/11/2012 9:58:55 AM PST by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: jazusamo

“....Police bracing for violence....”

Just like Russia 1917.

Notice when Unions do not get their way, there is risk of violence.

well, someone needs head busting.........


19 posted on 12/11/2012 10:00:06 AM PST by kimtom (USA on the Brink, Now Falling over the edge)
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To: jazusamo

Awesome!!! Michigan has been killed by greedy unions.


20 posted on 12/11/2012 10:00:36 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: jazusamo

Headline Drudge:

‘THERE WILL BE BLOOD’

The progs spewing their violent rhetoric again...


21 posted on 12/11/2012 10:01:22 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: jazusamo

Always interesting to me that the people the unions are stealing the money from, that are also the people who will drop out of the union as soon as the law passes, are the people who protest the RTW laws before they pass.


22 posted on 12/11/2012 10:02:23 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: jazusamo

Also on Drudge:

To protest right-to-work bill, teachers call in sick...

Only 7% of Detroit 8th Graders Proficient in Reading...


23 posted on 12/11/2012 10:02:44 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Bank on it. Watch the corrupt partisan judges insert themselves into this and rule against it.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Holder’s crew got involved too.


24 posted on 12/11/2012 10:06:34 AM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: jazusamo

“No Peace” if Right-To-Work Law Passed; “Demonstrators” Occupy Government Building

http://minx.cc/?post=335591

And here we go.

On Twitter, @stranahan is reporting some harrowing things. Americans For Prosperity had a tent up, which was torn down by union protestors; worse yet, he said there were people inside the tent when they took it down, and the “protesters” were armed with knives.

He says the “protesters” have also occupied the George Romney building, which is the Governor’s main office.

Update: @scrowder (comedian Steve Crowder, who did the Bowie parody, and the “redistribution of Halloween candy” clip) was punched four times in the face during the fracas. See end of update.

Update: They broke his tooth in the beating.


25 posted on 12/11/2012 10:10:12 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Just heard from a friend that police pepper sprayed Michael Moore!


26 posted on 12/11/2012 10:11:12 AM PST by rintense
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To: rintense

they have mace in 55 gallon drums?


27 posted on 12/11/2012 10:12:23 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: jazusamo

Georgia is a right-to-work state, and we have Unions. The only thing Michigan’s unions are upset about is losing money from non-members.


28 posted on 12/11/2012 10:13:55 AM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I guess the only thing left to do is for the Democrats in the legislature to flee the state to prevent a quorum for voting?

I don't think there are enough of them to pull that off. I know there aren't in the Senate where the Rs outnumber the Ds by 26-12. I'm quite sure they would have if they could have.

29 posted on 12/11/2012 10:15:19 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I guess the only thing left to do is for the Democrats in the legislature to flee the state to prevent a quorum for voting?

I wondered about that too, as we saw that happen in both Wisconsin and Indiana. It sounds like the legislation's already been passed, and all that's required is the governor's signature. Are there different laws in Michigan for legislative quorums?

30 posted on 12/11/2012 10:15:45 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: jazusamo

I suppose next will be efforts to recall the governor and key legislators.


31 posted on 12/11/2012 10:16:25 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: jazusamo

Freedom rocks!!!


32 posted on 12/11/2012 10:17:08 AM PST by Tula Git
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To: Smokeyblue
Not surprising I suppose.

And these union thugs wonder why they're referred to as thugs, especially the thug leaders like Trumka.

33 posted on 12/11/2012 10:18:33 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

They try that here, (NV) too, but they can’t break the RtW bunch.

We don’t need unions any more. They have become obsolete, and only the bullies want to keep them going. They want the money.

The whole country will eventually get wise. Hopefully, it will be in time.


34 posted on 12/11/2012 10:19:08 AM PST by Monkey Face (Help stamp out and abolish superfluous redundancy.)
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To: jazusamo

>the Wolverine State will become the 24th in the country to have a right-to-work law on the books.

the Wolverine State will become the 24th in the country to enforce the law against union extortion of money from employees.


35 posted on 12/11/2012 10:23:42 AM PST by soycd
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To: jazusamo

Oh, well Taylor isn’t accredited anyway. At least they weren’t. Those areas are huge UAW strongholds.


36 posted on 12/11/2012 10:24:17 AM PST by madison10
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To: jazusamo

SEIU officials from Maine have gone to Michigan today.


37 posted on 12/11/2012 10:24:24 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: jazusamo
Unions in Michigan are sad?


40 posted on 12/11/2012 10:26:18 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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Sorry for the multiple posts. It appear the first post did not go through.


41 posted on 12/11/2012 10:27:59 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: rintense

Well there’s a spot of good news.


42 posted on 12/11/2012 10:30:20 AM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes! Thanks for the ping, Cripplecreek!


43 posted on 12/11/2012 10:30:40 AM PST by gibsosa
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To: jazusamo
UNHINGED
44 posted on 12/11/2012 10:31:42 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: rintense

Just heard from a friend that police pepper sprayed Michael Moore!


Was it enough to bring down the beast?


45 posted on 12/11/2012 10:33:39 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Lou L
Are there different laws in Michigan for legislative quorums?

Correct. Michigan only requires 50%+1 for a quorum, so a minority cannot shut things down by walking out.

One other note -- there are two bills that have to be passed. The one that passed earlier related to public sector unions. The one being discussed now relates to private sector unions.

They're just starting to vote on the second bill (go to house.michigan.gov and you can watch).

46 posted on 12/11/2012 10:35:23 AM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Crazed Union Member Screams At Camera 'Leave Us Alone Or We're Coming For You'
47 posted on 12/11/2012 10:37:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Numbers Guy

The second bill was adopted. There was a parliamentary maneuver by the GOP to reconsider the vote, which means it will not go to the Governor until tomorrow, but the bill has been adopted in the same form as the Senate, so it will go to the Governor tomorrow.


48 posted on 12/11/2012 10:38:17 AM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: JayAr36

“Progressive Marxists Furious”


49 posted on 12/11/2012 10:39:17 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Numbers Guy

MI House passed both Public and Private Union Freedom to Work in Michigan. 58-51 58-52


50 posted on 12/11/2012 10:39:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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