Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:23 PM
Teamster Jeff (1,264 posts)
Michigan labor vote was political payback
Snyder is dutifully reciting the lies about right to work. He says it will bring jobs to Michigan, a myth thatís been debunked time and time again. He even calls the new law pro-worker.
But no amount of spin can hide the real purpose of these laws: It is to weaken the infrastructure of organized labor and, with that, the backbone of the Democratic Party and progressive movement.
The right-wing elite know they cannot win without destroying unions. Thatís why they are willing to spend so much money funding the war on workers. Adelson made that clear this week, telling the Wall Street Journal that he will double his investments in the GOP and state-level attacks on labor.
The right-to-work legislation passed in Michigan is only the opening salvo for the 2014 election.
We can expect more assaults on the Democratic Partyís base at the state level for the next four years. Another Koch-backed group, the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, will push for more laws to suppress the votes of their political enemies, more laws to weaken unions and more laws to empower corporations.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/michigan-labor-vote-was-political-payback-85388_Page2.html#ixzz2Fo3JiAPv
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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)
Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:59 PM
Shadowflash (935 posts)
1. Of course it was
One of the tell tale signs is the fact that the only two unions that did support him during the election, the cops and firefighters, are exempt from the Right To Work For Less Pay and Benefits law. I mean how blatant can you get?
If the law was SO good for workers, why leave them out? I don't hear them complaining that they were not included or protesting because they were denied the 'freedoms' granted the other unions and workers. They, smartly, are staying quiet because they know, if they make too much noise, they are next.
Snyder apparently thinks we are stupid or just doesn't care.