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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:12 PM

Koch-Funded ALEC Launches Assault on Michigan Unions

Koch-Funded ALEC Launches Assault on Michigan Unions
By Mary Bottari, PR Watch
07 December 12


In a sudden change of heart, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced that he would sign so-called "right to work" legislation designed to gut union membership in the auto capital of the world.

Yesterday in Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder and his GOP controlled lame-duck legislature pulled a fast one, introducing and then ramming through the House and the Senate so-called "right to work" legislation. The bill was introduced at 11 a.m., passed the House at 5 p.m. by a narrow margin and the Senate at around 6:00 p.m. When the process is complete and the bill is signed, Michigan will become the 24th right to work state.

Why the rush? The GOP majority felt it might not have the votes once the newly elected legislature was seated in January. The bill is designed so it cannot be repealed by popular referendum.

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Standing tall behind the measure was David Koch's Americans for Prosperity group, the non-profit organization that bankrolled Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's efforts to strip the state's public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights. AFP ran a multi-million dollar ad campaign trying to convince Wisconsinites that unions were their enemy, sponsoring rallies and backing Walker to the hilt when he later faced recall over the measure.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:17 PM

1. Ok, how can a bill be designed so it cannot be repealed by popular referendum?

Sorry but I do not understand this. Can`t any law be repealed?

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:21 PM

2. They attached an unrelated rider which contained the expenditure of money.

That makes the whole bill recall-proof in MI.

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Response to Bozita (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:35 PM

3. Thank you for the explanation.nt

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