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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:29 PM

 

Snyder, GOP leaders unveil right-to-work legislation; protesters flood Michigan Capitol

Source: Detroit Free Press

Gov. Rick Snyder said he is prepared to sign legislation that would make Michigan the nation’s 24th right-to-work state when the bills get to his desk.

During a news conference today in the state’s Capitol, Snyder said the Legislature will proceed with right-to-work legislation for public and private employees — which would exclude police and firefighters — and that the bills could be introduced today during the lame-duck session.

“The goal isn’t to divide Michigan. It is to bring Michigan together,” the governor said, as hundreds of union protesters stormed the Capitol and the governor’s office, vociferously voicing their opposition to the plan.

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Reply Snyder, GOP leaders unveil right-to-work legislation; protesters flood Michigan Capitol (Original post)
michigandem58 Dec 2012 OP
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #1
louis-t Dec 2012 #2
Purveyor Dec 2012 #3
They_Live Dec 2012 #10
Union Scribe Dec 2012 #4
James48 Dec 2012 #5
msongs Dec 2012 #6
MichiganVote Dec 2012 #11
kaspar411 Dec 2012 #7
benld74 Dec 2012 #8
longship Dec 2012 #9

Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:33 PM

1. "Bring Michigan together?"

Good luck with that approach. You're going to need it.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:39 PM

2. I wonder how all of my repug friends with good union jobs feel about this.

I've been telling them their union jobs are next after the public unions are destroyed. Maybe now they'll believe me.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:39 PM

3. Not much we can do to stop this. It is going to happen. Sad day for Michigan workers, indeed! eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:45 PM

10. don't give up

Your opponents will never give up and will fund thousands of stooges to fight for their narrow view. If you surrender, they win (again).

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:48 PM

4. I can't type anything I'm feeling right now

It would all be illegal.

Snyder has been a snake in the grass all along, and too few of the idiots in this state understood that. Including the media, with all their "oh he said he wouldn't sign any right to work legislation!" Fuck them, all of them. This was made possible, most recently, by the failure of Proposal 2 to put collective bargaining rights into the state constitution.

People voted no, saying it wasn't necessary to put them into the constitution because they weren't under attack. From now on my first question dealing with people here will be, "How did you vote on 2," and I'll treat them accordingly after that.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:54 PM

5. People leaving work and headed to Lansing by the car loads.

Here is a quick video of the inside of the Lansing, Michigan capitol.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4143211579783&set=vb.17364823283&type=2&theater

It's just like Wisconsin, only quicker.

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:11 PM

6. so, why do democrats elect these guys in michigan in the first place? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:26 PM

11. Who says they did?

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:22 PM

7. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to michigandem58 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:16 PM

8. Did part of Wisconsin move 1 state northwest when nobody was looking? SHEESH!

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Response to benld74 (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:10 PM

9. Northwest? I think you mean east. nt

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