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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:48 AM

Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity are leading the charge for Snyder's 'right-to-work' bill

Source: Detroit Free Press

Gov. Snyder's right-to-work initiative has the coordinated support of Americans for Prosperity, the conservative non-profit organization that funded Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to strip that state's public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights.


AFP was founded by wealthy industrialists Charles and David Koch. Their business interests in Wisconsin include a branch of their pulp and paper giant Georgia-Pacific, a coal subsidiary, timber plants and a pipeline network.


“Michigan passage of right-to-work legislation will be the shot heard around the world for workplace freedom," AFP said in a press release Thursday. "A victory over forced unionization in a union stronghold like Michigan would be an unprecedented win on par with Wisconsin that would pave the way for right to work in states across our nation."


The organization's sister organization, Americans for Prosperity Foundation, has produced a 15-page booklet titled "Unions: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: How forced unionization has harmed workers and Michigan."

AFP also recruited 300 supporters to demonstrate in favor of Gov. Snyder's proposed bill, just as organized unions rallied their members in opposition.


Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20121206/BUSINESS06/121206066/Koch-Brothers-Americans-Prosperity-leading-charge-Snyder-s-right-work-bill



Koch brothers' money is still buying politicians, even after the Nov election.

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Reply Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity are leading the charge for Snyder's 'right-to-work' bill (Original post)
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 OP
Do it Right Dec 2012 #1
CanonRay Dec 2012 #2
olddad56 Dec 2012 #18
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #21
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #26
SamKnause Dec 2012 #3
patrice Dec 2012 #15
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #22
djean111 Dec 2012 #4
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #5
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #23
okaawhatever Dec 2012 #10
jreal Dec 2012 #6
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #7
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #8
Bozita Dec 2012 #12
tartan2 Dec 2012 #9
midnight Dec 2012 #11
jtuck004 Dec 2012 #16
midnight Dec 2012 #20
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #13
patrice Dec 2012 #14
Cha Dec 2012 #17
anthony088 Dec 2012 #19
Quantess Dec 2012 #24
Coyotl Dec 2012 #25
Octafish Dec 2012 #28
midnight Dec 2012 #27
Octafish Dec 2012 #29
GoldinK22 Jan 2013 #30

Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:11 AM

1. Looks like the workers of America

 

are going to have to get like the Jimmy Hoffer movement and fight hand on bats for workers freedom against unfair corporate practice. The Koch brothers wants this country to revert back to the 19th century.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:47 AM

2. How could anyone think the Koch brothers are looking after their rights

Give me a break.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:34 AM

18. really, they made the bulk of their money dealing with Russia. That would explain their mentality

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:00 AM

21. Apparently the state of Kansas does, for example. Kansas voters love to vote for the RW

teabagger cronies of the Koch Brothers. And that's what happens when people blindly vote for teabagger republicans in god's country. Democrats and moderates are a rarity in Kansas today. Many teabagger runs for office aren't even challenged. And TPTB in Kansas are intent that this is a model for the entire USA, as the Koch Brothers spread their power grasp across the USA.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:32 AM

26. Because many Americans are willfully stupid and ignorant, and a decreasing minority can

think for themselves.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:17 AM

3. Koch

The Koch brother's paid for, or are members of every group in the United States that is destructive and traitorous to the hard working citizens of this country.

It is unfortunate that they are not the only destructive and traitorous force workers are facing in this country.

Our politicians enabled, aided and abetted these traitors !!!!!

They gave them the power over our entire legislative body, including the Supreme Court.

Pledge signing, secret meetings, back door deals, unfair practices, no bid contracts, greased palms, tax exemption, deregulation, subsidies and the list goes on and on.

ALL of the ILLS of this country can be blamed on our traitorous politicians !!!!!!

In a just world, our prisons would be filled with all those who enabled the destruction of the American work force and the harm these corporations have caused the world over.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:37 AM

15. Oh, some of us ARE doing some of it to ourselves. People who play along with someone with a

piece of paper from some certificate mill, and an absolutely completely obvious history of screwing up and maybe even malfeasance in his/her duties, wasting money regularly, fucking up the culture of the workplace with gossip, abusing important relationships in the community, etc. etc. etc. one week that s/he's the Administrator, several weeks later s/he's decided that s/he's the Director, then s/he's the Manager in Chief and, finally, she's the CEO, and each new designation is greeted with oooos and aaaahhs, an unlimited expense account from the board (on non-profit finances, mind you) and even more toadying during the 20-30 hours a week that s/he's actually in the work-place, which you can actually kind of understand, because everyone wants him/her gone, out. of. there., so they can actually get their work done.

And there's no one who can do anything about any of it, except hope for an opportunity in which the person is promoted up and out of there. The "cream" rises until it sours and it always protects itself from the right to organize.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:05 AM

22. In many cases the Koch Brother mentality and our politicians are one in the same. That, is

what is becoming so dangerous in USA, INC. We do not have a separation of political leaders and corporations, much as our separation of political leaders and religion is marginal. We are in a war in this country and I'm afraid "we the people, the majority" are going to lose this war unless "we the people" wake the fuck up. As it is, the STUPID in this country continues to grow and grow.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:35 AM

4. Let me fix that headline so it is perfectly clear -

Koch Brothers' Americans for the Prosperity of the Koch Brothers are leading the charge for Snyder's 'right-to-work' bill.

If only the members of that group understood that!

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Response to djean111 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:18 AM

5. Yes, the AFPKB is the correct name.

But generic happy names are the norm for the Republican thug gangs.

Americans For Prosperity. Who could possibly object to that?

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:10 AM

23. I wonder how many Americans even know who the Koch brothers are, hell, some

don't even know who Joe Biden is. That's how STUPID and willfully ignorant many Americans are today. Sadly, many Americans, I think, don't even look beyond a good slick sounding name. So the cancer eating up America grows and grows. And many expect Obama to wave a magical wand and fix it all ...

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Response to djean111 (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:42 PM

10. If you are going to make the headline completely accurate

you will need to change the right-to-work to right-to-fire. Americans already have the right to work. It's the right to fire at will that is being added by way of legislation.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:44 AM

6. What is an alternative phrase for "Right to Work"?

By this, I mean for the purposes of going main stream and being closely associated with "Right to Work" so that when people think of "Right to Work", they think of the alternative phrase and ultimately the clear meaning behind the bill.

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Response to jreal (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:12 AM

7. Right to Crush Unions

and it's a right bestowed upon bosses, not workers.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:26 PM

12. "Right to Work for Less; Of course, you'll be told it's due to the economy, and you'll believe it."

It's why the word "stupid" was coined.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:55 PM

9. Well Snyder

just exactly how much are you being paid by Koch Industries to sign this shit ass bill?

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:35 PM

11. We need to counter these efforts with bills outlawing poverty and low wages....

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Response to midnight (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:50 AM

16. You mean like FDR's rights? Where are we with those? n/t

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:11 AM

20. I like that idea.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:20 AM

13. Kick! n/t

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:27 AM

14. What do we expect from a family whose fortune was founded on the backs of dead Russian slaves?

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:57 AM

17. "The Plutocrats haven't won in Michigan.. yet! Here's what you can do..

LOLGOP

@LOLGOP The plutocrats haven't won in Michigan -- yet. Here's what you can do before Snyder signs union busting in law..

http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/12/michigan-when-plutocrats-rule.html


Join us in the Fight against Right-to-Work for Less!

What: Phone Banking!
Where: Michigan AFL-CIO – 419 S. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48910
When:
Friday, December 7th
Saturday, December 8th
Sunday, December 9th
Monday, December 10th

Shift Times:
Friday, Saturday & Monday:
10:00am-1:00pm1:00pm-4:00pm4:00pm-7:00pm

Sunday:2:00pm-4:30pm4:30pm-7:00pm

Please come join the fight and stop the Republican effort to bust Michigan unions!

Contact:
Tonya Ellison 614.397.2426 or tellison@aflcio.org


h/t the obama diary

I was posting this in the other thread but it got locked so here it is..

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 02:33 AM

19. ThisBus

Nice for sharing!!!

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:38 AM

24. Gee, really? What a shocker.

/sarcasm

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:21 AM

25. We need a new meme for this: "Creeping Fascism"

Ever greater fascism is really what is going on, corporate interests are subverting democracy as the democratic interests of the people are displaced by plutocratic control over capital, laws, courts, legislatures.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:31 PM

28. Creeping since before Prescott's day.



Know your BFEE: Spawn of Wall Street and the Third Reich.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x872755

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:43 AM

27. Not sure if this will help-Labor filed law suit on Friday.

A lawsuit was served on the House of Representatives late Friday claiming the Michigan Open Meetings Act was violated when the state police locked down the Capitol Thursday during debate on the bills to keep out thousands of angry protesters.

Ingham Country Circuit Judge Janelle Lawless ordered the House to a hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday.

It was unclear late Friday how the suit would affect Republicans' plans for a final vote on the legislation Tuesday.

Republicans' move to make Michigan — the birthplace of the United Auto Workers and the modern-day labor movement — the nation's 24th right-to-work state stayed in the spotlight, attracting national media attention.



From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121208/POLITICS02/212080342#ixzz2EZeNdpjy

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:14 PM

29. Norquist flew in and Snyder changed his mind.

Michigan is where the insidious Hadley Amendment was born.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:32 PM

30. Spam deleted by uppityperson (MIR Team)

 

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