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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:27 PM

'Right-to-work' measure passes in Michigan Legislature

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Source: latimes.com - Alana Semuels Dec 11, 2012

Controversial "right-to-work" legislation covering public-sector employees passed the Michigan House of Representatives on Tuesday, bringing it one step closer to being signed into law.

The House passed the bill, 58 to 51, as union opponents of the measure booed inside the Capitol and an estimated 12,000 people rallied outside. The state's Senate approved the bill last week.

The House is now scheduled to vote on a right-to-work bill for private-sector employees, which would cover Michigan's auto industry. If that measure passes, Michigan would become the 24th right-to-work state, meaning unions cannot require members to pay dues as a condition of employment.

Michigan is the fourth state in the Midwest to become embroiled in labor controversy since 2010 ...

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-mo-michigan-right-to-work-20121211,0,7036554.story



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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:28 PM

1. Be sure to DU the poll: Do you support "right-to-work" legislation?

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:08 PM

7. OMG! Please DUer's...do this poll at the Los Angeles Times!

...right now, it's 53% yes and only 43% no!

Let's change this!

Can anyone create a Tweet or something as well?!?

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:30 PM

2. democrats in michigan have been asleep, DU has been abuzz over this all day nt

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:32 PM

3. Thats what pugs do

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:34 PM

4. I duped the news. First posted here:

Michigan passes public sector "right-to-work" law amid protests
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014332251

Go REC that one!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:37 PM

5. Battle lost, war will be won.

By 2014 the right to work bs will over ousted maybe before then.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:07 PM

6. "Right to Work" = All the "rights" go to the employer.

The employer has the Right to hire you, the Right to pay you what they want, the Right to give you benefits OR none and the Right to FIRE you at will.

This "title" of Right to Work is a joke and always has been.

And you just gotta love all those union haters (employees) that have ridden the "coat tails" of all the hard fought gains, that the unions in America have won over the years.

Need we remind American labor of China & India slavery like work/pay...as well as Garment Factory FIRES over the years.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:09 PM

8. Spam deleted by SidDithers (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:17 PM

9. As noted in #4, a dupe

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