Unions vow political payback for righ...

Unions vow political payback for right-to-work law

There are 72 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Dec 9, 2012, titled Unions vow political payback for right-to-work law. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

With defeat in the Michigan Legislature virtually certain, Democrats and organized labor intend to make enactment of right-to-work laws as uncomfortable as possible for Gov.

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Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#1 Dec 9, 2012
By pay-back, there is talk of a general strike. Won't that get everyone's attention??? All unions in Michigan will strike. Just wait and see how powerless unions are.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#2 Dec 9, 2012
Snydly will be singing a different tune and quickly.

A general strike is the ONLY possible solution.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#3 Dec 9, 2012
Once again the GOPasaurs overreached. This is EXACTLY what the Dems were looking for to motivate their supporters to take back the legislature & Gov mansion in 2014.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Dec 9, 2012
For the record, I think right-to-work laws are actually GOOD for our state. It may encourage more auto companies and other manufacturing to open in our state and offer some employment to the thousands of laid off autoworkers.

That said, the Dems will make the GOPasaurs pay for this.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#5 Dec 9, 2012
Nonsense, Right to Work for LESS is a race to the bottom. The goal is to make the US cheaper than China, with fewer environmental and safety laws. That's the ULTIMATE goal.

Indeed, Sydley IS a LIAR.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#6 Dec 9, 2012
When ALEC is done with America, there will be no more weekends, vacations, or pee pee breaks. Children and old people will work themselves to death AGAIN, just like the old days that Limbaugh longs for.
Les Claypool

Rowlett, TX

#7 Dec 9, 2012
And you folks wonder why corporations move out of the US.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#8 Dec 9, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Nonsense, Right to Work for LESS is a race to the bottom. The goal is to make the US cheaper than China, with fewer environmental and safety laws. That's the ULTIMATE goal.
Indeed, Sydley IS a LIAR.
Well the choice in Michigan is either working for less without union representation, or not working at all.

At least now the people will have that choice, instead of essentially being forced to leave the state to get work.

Since: Dec 07

Kemp, TX

#9 Dec 9, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Nonsense, Right to Work for LESS is a race to the bottom. The goal is to make the US cheaper than China, with fewer environmental and safety laws. That's the ULTIMATE goal.
Indeed, Sydley IS a LIAR.
So when all the companies leave because of high union wages, union kickbacks and dem payoffs........where are you going to get your welfare money then???

barrack will be retired in Hawaii not giving a shyte about you or anyone else.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Dec 9, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
When ALEC is done with America, there will be no more weekends, vacations, or pee pee breaks. Children and old people will work themselves to death AGAIN, just like the old days that Limbaugh longs for.
Oh baloney!

Federal law now covers most workplace regulations for health & safety. No one will be forcing children to work in the coal mines.

What this DOES do is make it possible for manufacturing companies to be profitable in Michigan again. They won't have to pay high school dropouts $75k a year starting salary just to screw a shift knob onto a stick.

Since: Dec 07

Kemp, TX

#11 Dec 9, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Oh baloney!
Federal law now covers most workplace regulations for health & safety. No one will be forcing children to work in the coal mines.
What this DOES do is make it possible for manufacturing companies to be profitable in Michigan again. They won't have to pay high school dropouts $75k a year starting salary just to screw a shift knob onto a stick.
Sheeple...we don't agree much..but in this case, you're brilliant!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#12 Dec 9, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Sheeple...we don't agree much..but in this case, you're brilliant!
Thanks. I was about to make the same comment to you.

It always freaks people out when they find out I oppose unions, especially if they know I'm gay and support Obama and support alternative energy, etc.

In addition, my father-in-law worked for Ford all his life, so you'd think I would automatically support them. But it was BECAUSE I had first hand knowledge of how the unions work that I oppose them. Granted, they were GREAT for my in-laws, but unless you were fortunate enough to get one of the dwindling number of UAW jobs, we end up paying for their good fortune while we get substandard overpriced products.

I only buy non-union American-made vehicles- primarily Subarus.

Since: Dec 07

Kemp, TX

#13 Dec 9, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Thanks. I was about to make the same comment to you.
It always freaks people out when they find out I oppose unions, especially if they know I'm gay and support Obama and support alternative energy, etc.
In addition, my father-in-law worked for Ford all his life, so you'd think I would automatically support them. But it was BECAUSE I had first hand knowledge of how the unions work that I oppose them. Granted, they were GREAT for my in-laws, but unless you were fortunate enough to get one of the dwindling number of UAW jobs, we end up paying for their good fortune while we get substandard overpriced products.
I only buy non-union American-made vehicles- primarily Subarus.
Unions have done some good things, but have outlived their purpose. Let the laws work, bring in businesses. If the businesses are unfair, let the law handle it. I buy American when I can, I drive Fords, both my wife and I.

Contrary to most liberal belief, we have no problem with gays. My brother in law's oldest brother is gay and we all have a great Christmas dinner. They're both retired pharmacists and live in Riudoso now after several years in Texas. No one bothered them here, they had a great life in their neighborhood. Good luck to Michigan....hope they rebound with lots of jobs. Texas has been a right to work state always...we have some unions here, no teacher union but the state is leading the nation in job production, green energy production and business. I met a couple from California the other night...they had to move their business due to taxes and regulation. Oh, well...hope they'll learn someday.
Robert

Lithia Springs, GA

#14 Dec 9, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
When ALEC is done with America, there will be no more weekends, vacations, or pee pee breaks. Children and old people will work themselves to death AGAIN, just like the old days that Limbaugh longs for.
What a bunch of BS, we have always been a right to work state, we have weekends, vacations, pee breaks, children who play not work and old people who are retried. The other thing we have is new manufacturing plants, just saw in the news the other day that Porsche is taking over the old closed Ford plant here in Atlanta.

Thanks to union actions we have some Hostess bakery facilities coming available if you know any businesses who need to move to a state which is business friendly.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#15 Dec 9, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Unions have done some good things, but have outlived their purpose. Let the laws work, bring in businesses. If the businesses are unfair, let the law handle it. I buy American when I can, I drive Fords, both my wife and I.
Contrary to most liberal belief, we have no problem with gays. My brother in law's oldest brother is gay and we all have a great Christmas dinner. They're both retired pharmacists and live in Riudoso now after several years in Texas. No one bothered them here, they had a great life in their neighborhood. Good luck to Michigan....hope they rebound with lots of jobs. Texas has been a right to work state always...we have some unions here, no teacher union but the state is leading the nation in job production, green energy production and business. I met a couple from California the other night...they had to move their business due to taxes and regulation. Oh, well...hope they'll learn someday.
Well we have no problems with heterosexuals, so we're both good! And I actually voted Republican for state offices in the last couple of elections.

Unfortunately for Michigan I'm sure the Dems will use this as a rallying cry to oust the GOPasaurs from control of the state legislature and the Gov mansion in 2014. My only real problem with the current crop of Republicans is their insistance on opposing any & all rights for same-sex couples, even civil unions. But I can forego any state benefits in exchange for a chance at a better economy for all; eventually we'll overturn our marriage ban at the ballot box anyways.

I wish there was a party I could fully support, but in the interim I'll keep supporting the Dems nationally but selectively support the GOP at the state & local level.

Since: Dec 07

Kemp, TX

#16 Dec 9, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Well we have no problems with heterosexuals, so we're both good! And I actually voted Republican for state offices in the last couple of elections.
Unfortunately for Michigan I'm sure the Dems will use this as a rallying cry to oust the GOPasaurs from control of the state legislature and the Gov mansion in 2014. My only real problem with the current crop of Republicans is their insistance on opposing any & all rights for same-sex couples, even civil unions. But I can forego any state benefits in exchange for a chance at a better economy for all; eventually we'll overturn our marriage ban at the ballot box anyways.
I wish there was a party I could fully support, but in the interim I'll keep supporting the Dems nationally but selectively support the GOP at the state & local level.
Well, if it's worth anything, I voted for some dems here, blue dog dems...but good people that believe in free market. I didn't vote for barrack due to the thought that a country can tax and spend it's way to out of trouble,...been proven to many times that is not the way to economic progress, especially the failed jobs programs, green enegy taxpayer funded fiasco's and the healthcare bill. I do believe it's gonna to more damage than good. We're already beginning to see it. Oh, well...we'll keep fighting another four years I guess.
gossamer

Roseville, MI

#17 Dec 9, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Snydly will be singing a different tune and quickly.
A general strike is the ONLY possible solution.
The workers are going to strike. What workers? The ones at the unemployment office.

During Obamas visit maybe he can talk Synder in to not signing the bill and then run over to Detroit city hall and give them a bail out.
abe

Spring, TX

#18 Dec 10, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Snydly will be singing a different tune and quickly.
A general strike is the ONLY possible solution.
you are a bunch of mafia goof balls. I have always thought the union was needed, but it run by a bunch of thugs now. Milions of people out of work and you thugs want to stike. strike and maybe they will fire you all.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#19 Dec 10, 2012
Union workers must be paid for voting, they should be exempt from paying taxes.
Sheik Yerbouti

New Hope, PA

#22 Dec 10, 2012
'right to work' laws typically mean the right to work for LESS! We need unions now more than ever!

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