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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:36 PM

Obama Right-To-Work: President Comes Out Against New Legislation

The Obama administration came out against a proposed "right to work" law being pushed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder in Michigan, in a statement Thursday afternoon.

"President Obama has long opposed so-called ‘right to work’ laws and he continues to oppose them now," said White House spokesperson Matt Lehrich. "The President believes our economy is stronger when workers get good wages and good benefits, and he opposes attempts to roll back their rights. Michigan – and its workers' role in the revival of the US automobile industry – is a prime example of how unions have helped build a strong middle class and a strong American economy."

This isn't the first time the president has had to weigh into the state politics surrounding collective bargaining and labor law. He also spoke out against efforts by Gov. Scott Walker to take away collective bargaining rights in Wisconsin.


originally posted here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/06/obama-right-to-work_n_2253493.html?1354832828

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Scabby57 Dec 2012 #1
longship Dec 2012 #2
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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:46 PM

1. Protect Real American Workers

 

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:49 PM

2. Please! President Obama! Save my state's workers.

Save the country's workers before this cancer spreads.

Please!!!

R&

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:45 PM

3. These Republican governors thought "President" Romney would pass a National Right to Work Law

When the "President" part didn't exactly work out, they figured out they would each have to do their own.

Sam

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Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:53 AM

4. When do we stop letting republicans frame the argument?

This is not ‘right to work’. It is "Right to starve," or "cheap labor law," or--
enter your own name for it..

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