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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:01 PM

Norquist lobbies Michigan lawmakers to pass right-to-work bill

Source: Detroit News

December 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm
Norquist lobbies Michigan lawmakers to pass right-to-work bill
By Chad Livengood
Detroit News Lansing Bureau


Lansing Influential anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist is urging Michigan lawmakers to pass a right-to-work law, calling it "absurd" to require workers in a unionized workplace to financially support labor unions.

Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform, sent all legislators a letter Nov. 30, adding to the growing chorus of conservative groups pressuring the Republican-controlled Legislature to jam through a right-to-work bill in the lame duck session this month.

"This is one of the most important steps you can take to jumpstart the state's economy, boost employment, and spur population growth," Norquist wrote in a letter to legislators obtained by The Detroit News.

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce on Monday came off the sidelines and called for passage of the legislation, which could be introduced as early as Tuesday. On an Oct. 14 segment of WDIV Local 4's Flashpoint program, Chamber CEO Rich Studley said the pro-business group does not back right-to-work.



Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121204/POLITICS02/212040399#ixzz2E6hjGpW0



Right to work for less, ... much less!

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Bozita Dec 2012 OP
nineteen50 Dec 2012 #1
freshwest Dec 2012 #2
Festivito Dec 2012 #3
skrempi313 Dec 2012 #4
KansDem Dec 2012 #5
julian09 Dec 2012 #6
slogan057 Dec 2012 #7
CindyinIndy Dec 2012 #8
marble falls Dec 2012 #9
liberalgunwilltravel Dec 2012 #11
marble falls Dec 2012 #13
Bozita Dec 2012 #15
notadmblnd Dec 2012 #10
KamaAina Dec 2012 #12
cstanleytech Dec 2012 #14
putitinD Dec 2012 #16

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:18 PM

1. "Unitied we bargain divided

we beg"

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:18 PM

2. Emergency managers, public schools, roads and resources sold off, against higher wages, what next?

Do the auto workers in Detroit have any sway over this legislature or not?

Is this religious belief system, giving all ownership to a few wealthy cronies?

Michigan is going faster than this road than Texas.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:26 PM

3. It's absurd NOT to require workers in a unionized workplace to support the union.

It's absurd to think you can pay back the national debt with only lowered-wages middle class workers.

It's absurd to think you can pay back the national debt without getting much of that payback from the rich who took most of what was borrowed. (And, then made more money off what they took.)

It's absurd to have such and absurd sounding person talking to our Michigan legislators.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:41 PM

4. Grover Loses Power And Now He's Reaching

 

He has no pull in Michigan. Good-Bye Grover

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:54 PM

5. Call it for what it really is...

"Right to Work for Less."

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Response to KansDem (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:30 PM

6. Right to work TWO JOBS at twice the hours, and half the pay, no benefits

 

Wake up, get your share of the benefits of your labor, don't let it all go to the top; organize and make reasonable demands for a living wage. The people at the top can't get rich without your labor and work skills. A house is just lumber, wires and pipes; without your skills and trades, so don't let the guy that can't bang a nail straight, take all the profit of your labor.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:37 PM

7. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:44 PM

8. When will Grover go away?

"Right - to - Work" is not! Someone better be looking out for the little guy. Big boys @ the top don't care if you work for squat.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:05 PM

9. I think Norquist ought to be required to go to Michigan, maybe Detroit area and be compelled .....

to pass petitions on this measure in person, somewhere around Detroit - Lansing area would work for me.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:03 PM

11. Meeting

Maybe Grover should meet with some "Union Thugs" as the GOP is so fond of calling them.

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Response to liberalgunwilltravel (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:09 PM

13. One could only wish.

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Response to liberalgunwilltravel (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:35 PM

15. Photo of Michigan AFL-CIO's top union thug


Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 03:51 PM

10. Norquest needs to kee his nose out of Michigan's business

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 04:09 PM

12. Mr. Norquist, this is the operator.

Your fifteen minutes are up.

Please deposit another $100 million.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:29 PM

14. Right to work at below poverty level wages he means. nt

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 12:39 AM

16. its time for a general strike

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