Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:55 PM
amborin (16,631 posts)
Thom Hartmann: How Michigan Voters Can Restore Unionization Rights
"You need to know this. Now that Governor Rick Snyder signed Right-to-Work-for-Less into law in Michigan, the focus shifts to how working people can overturn the legislation. Unfortunately, Republicans purposefully designed the law to make this task more difficult. By attaching Right-to-Work-for-less to a budget appropriations bill, Republicans made it harder for Michigan voters to repeal the law down the road. According to the Michigan Constitution, voter referendums can repeal laws, but they can't be repeal budget appropriations.
But, on the other hand, according to the Michigan Constitution, voters have "the power to propose laws and to enact and reject laws..." with a higher number of signatures to get onto the ballot. In other words, Michigan workers can restore the unionization rights they lost yesterday by gathering enough signatures for a ballot initiative. It would take roughly 260,000 signatures to put Right-to-Work-for-Less up for repeal by putting it to a citizen vote.
So now it's time to get to work. Let's hope this was a "Todd Akin" moment, and that Governor Snyder and Republicans, who drastically overreached with this latest attack on unions, will live to regret it. If working people stay organized, then this right-wing assault on working people could end in Michigan, and organized labor in America might finally rise again from the ashes of Reagan's thirty-year-long war on workers......"
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Thom Hartmann: How Michigan Voters Can Restore Unionization Rights (Original post)
Response to amborin (Original post)
Wed Dec 12, 2012, 07:04 PM
SoCalDem (102,500 posts)
1. AND they need to learn from history and NEVER again vote for ANY republicans
no matter how nicely they smile and no matter how earnestly they promise to be "nice"..
Response to SoCalDem (Reply #1)
Wed Dec 12, 2012, 08:49 PM
TheKentuckian (23,823 posts)
2. Yup, if the Democrat has shit in the bed too many times then find a labor, green, socialist, rent is
too damn high, or anything but the Dark Age fuckwits.