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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:44 AM

Right-to-work debate heats up ahead of Mich vote


By By JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB | Associated Press

Associated Press/Carlos Osorio - Debbie Nault from the Michigan Nurses Association stands with other members of the association on the state Capitol steps in Lansing, Mich., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, protesting right-to-work legislation. Organizers say the gathering was meant to symbolize the silencing of unions that nurses say will happen should the legislation become law.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Even with the outcome considered a foregone conclusion, the heated battle over right-to-work legislation in the traditional union bastion of Michigan shows no sign of cooling.

Authorities in Lansing were bracing for an onslaught of demonstrators Tuesday at the Michigan Capitol as the Legislature reconvenes for what could be final votes on bills.

If it is passed and signed into law, Michigan would become the 24th right-to-work state, banning requirements that nonunion employees pay unions for negotiating contracts and other services.

Democratic lawmakers and union backers concede they have little chance of stopping tide, given the Republican-dominated Legislature and GOP Gov. Rick Snyder, who has pledged to sign the measure into law.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:00 AM

1. It's Deja Vu-- All Over Again


Let's back up a bit: back in 2209-2010 the Republican Governor's Assoc. put together a well-funded plan to unseat ten incumbent democratic governor seats-- they got nine-- including the hideous walker in WI and snyder in Michigan.

In Wisconsin, more than a few union voters actually supported Walker-- both in 2010 and in the so called recall election this year. I've not seen the 2010 voter stats in Michigan, but I suspect something similar happened. WHY are union voters supporting repug governor candidates?

Are they, or is anyone surprised these GOP governors are now pushing their always evident ANTI union agenda??

And please, don't give me the "we wuz fooled by him!!!" excuse.. because, uhh, that makes the voters look rather dumb.


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