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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:33 PM

Michigan Passes "Right to Work" Containing Verbatim Language from ALEC Model Bill


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by Brendan Fischer December 11, 2012 - 12:38pm

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With nearly 13,000 protesters gathered outside the Michigan Capitol, the state legislature has passed sweeping legislation that attacks both private sector and public sector unions, setting the stage for Gov. Rick Snyder to sign the bills into law. The operative language in the bills is nearly identical to the American Legislative Exchange Council's "model" Right to Work Act.

Both HB 4003, which affects public sector unions, and HB 4054 / SB 116 affecting private sector unions, undermine collective bargaining by allowing workers to opt-out of paying the costs of union representation. As the Center for Media and Democracy's Executive Director Lisa Graves reported today, the move is calculated political payback attacking unions for supporting Democrats. Wages are lower for both union and non-union workers in Right to Work states, according to the Economic Policy Institute.

The legislation is straight out of the Koch-funded ALEC playbook. Compare the language in HB 4003 and HB 4054 with the ALEC "model" Right to Work Act:





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Omaha Steve Dec 2012 OP
sakabatou Dec 2012 #1
rachel1 Dec 2012 #2
Downwinder Dec 2012 #3
Lifelong Protester Dec 2012 #4
Downwinder Dec 2012 #9
88mph Dec 2012 #5
Luminous Animal Dec 2012 #6
warrprayer Dec 2012 #7
RagAss Dec 2012 #8
hootinholler Dec 2012 #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:37 PM

1. Yup

You can't, or hardly can, trust Republicans in office these days.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:42 PM

2. Not surprising

ALEC scumbags seem to be everywhere doing everything to destroy the country.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:44 PM

3. Time for a general strike.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:27 PM

4. I'm with you

it's the only way to get the attention of the corporate class robber barons.

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:07 PM

9. Shut down all economic activity.

Filibuster any register that is open.

"I forgot something, I'll go back and get it. How about a price check."

Slowdown any place that is operating.

Put the ATMs to sleep.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:31 PM

5. we must get out the vote in 2014.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:53 PM

6. Kick!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:56 PM

7. STRIKE

hit theior profits. it's all they understand.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:57 PM

8. Motherfuckers...every last one of them !

"It's a hard rain gonna fall."

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:04 PM

10. Kicking the shit out of this one. n/t

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