Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:51 PM
Bozita (26,955 posts)
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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:04 AM
demmiblue (5,594 posts)
You have to wonder what Gov. Rick Snyder and his fellow Republicans in Lansing have against police officers and firefighters. After all, the main selling point of the so-called right-to-work legislation that seems destined to become the law of the land in our state is that all employees in a union workplace should be given the right to choose whether or not join said union and pay dues. The rallying cry of the right-to-work movement here in Michigan is: “All workers deserve a choice.” All workers that is, except police officers and firefighters, who are inexplicably exempt under the legislation and who are thus being denied the ability to enjoy the bounty of this new freedom of choice.
Those public servants are exempt for the same reason the legislation was introduced in the first place: politics. If you’re going to pass legislation that will enrage thousands of people, you want the folks charged with keeping the peace and protecting property on your side.