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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:54 PM

Unions Prepare For Protest At Michigan Capitol

Source: Associated Press

Unions Prepare For Protest At Michigan Capitol
By ED WHITE 12/08/12 08:02 PM ET EST

DEARBORN, Mich. -- More than 200 activists attended training Saturday in preparation for a protest at the Michigan Capitol, where lawmakers are putting the final touches on legislation that would allow workers to stop paying union dues.

Between chants, cheers and applause, organizers warned those at the training to be prepared for insults and obstruction Tuesday in Lansing. The volunteers lined up on opposite sides of a long hall at UAW Local 600 in suburban Detroit and took turn turns portraying protesters and union critics.

"Humanize the situation. Be clear with your intentions. Introduce yourself," national labor activist Lisa Fithian, of Austin, Texas, said through a megaphone. "They're going to do everything they can to criminalize us."

Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature passed legislation Thursday that would allow workers to opt out of paying union dues at businesses where employees are represented by a union. The final version is expected to win approval soon and be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, also a Republican. Protests and possible civil disobedience are planned because the law would pose a major financial blow to organized labor.


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/09/unions-prepare-for-protes_0_n_2267772.html

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Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
Skittles Dec 2012 #1
Cha Dec 2012 #2
knitter4democracy Dec 2012 #3
charmay Dec 2012 #4
love_katz Dec 2012 #5
cyclezealot Dec 2012 #11
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #6
navarth Dec 2012 #8
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #10
cyclezealot Dec 2012 #12
navarth Dec 2012 #13
parisordi Dec 2012 #7
WillyT Dec 2012 #9

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:10 PM

1. this is all so exciting

happening so much faster than I thought it would; YEE HAW!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:24 PM

2. To Michigan Workers.. Who Don't Want Some Orwellian

"Right to work" Shite.

Best Of Luck

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:45 PM

3. My mom's going to try to be there on Tuesday.

I don't think I can take the day off work with kids getting ready for an assessment in several of my classes. I'll be there in spirit, though. Those MI GOP hacks need to be stopped!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:46 PM

4. Sending positive thoughts to Michigan from Wisconsin.

I wish that I could be there to protest with you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:50 PM

5. Hugs to all who go to Michigan to protest the Puke's effort at Union busting.



Wishing you all complete success!

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Response to love_katz (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:09 PM

11. We will be there

Taunts.. With MSU nearby, and a city of educated people, I think Our reception will be great. Among the gobber legislators, should they taunt us, I will feel honored . I think Labor, Educators , and pro choice people are taking this as a group action. I hope we'll have far more than 7000 people. Let's hope its more like 30,000. that as a minimum.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:07 PM

6. This Michigander wishes he could be there

Retiring back home in 2014, and Snyder be damned.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:11 PM

8. hurry back

we could use you.

Faygo still tastes good as ever.

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Response to navarth (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:55 PM

10. Can't wait to return to the greatest state in the Union.

Hell, Greektown, Greenfield Village, Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon, Frankenmuth, Traverse City, Alpena - need I go on?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:12 PM

12. Not me.

I lived in a RTW, work at will state. Florida. I hate the place. Even though I have lived in Fla , I hate the place. Mich. being my Native state has no bearing on my feelings towards Mich.. Should the people of Mich not rebel to these Gestapo tactics, I'll have no love of Mich. I 'll even boycott the place. Any citizenry that tolerates RTW are idiots

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Response to cyclezealot (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:19 PM

13. you can stay away

and keep your hate where you are. We'll do the work for you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 05:13 PM

7. sydney mall

 

retiring me too

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 06:22 PM

9. HUGE K & R !!!


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