Protesters to march on Michigan capit...

Protesters to march on Michigan capitol over "right-to-work" vote

There are 313 comments on the Reuters story from Dec 11, 2012, titled Protesters to march on Michigan capitol over "right-to-work" vote. In it, Reuters reports that:

As many as 10,000 labor union workers from throughout Michigan and the U.S. Midwest are expected to march on the Michigan Capitol building in freezing temperatures on Tuesday to protest likely passage of a "right-to-work" law.

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jim lahey

Davenport, IA

#136 Dec 12, 2012
Many Illinoisans are watching close and cheering on those fighting the good fight. Unions have destroyed our state..don't let your small problems turn into huge ones like we did. A better tomorrow Michigan!
Mr Positive

Livonia, MI

#137 Dec 12, 2012
jim lahey wrote:
Many Illinoisans are watching close and cheering on those fighting the good fight. Unions have destroyed our state..don't let your small problems turn into huge ones like we did. A better tomorrow Michigan!
Well, thanks for clearing that up. I thought they were Illannoyans.

Since: Oct 08

Atlanta, GA

#138 Dec 12, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
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At least you're honest about your hatred of organized workers, Georgia. Why not go that extra step and admit it's all about partisan GOP politics?:)
yes, organized workers are bad for biz. All they can think about is how little work they can do, at an inflated pay grade. Get rid of them all. Lots of auto plants in the south are not union, and they make good cars, german, japanese, korean, etc. Are you going to lock arms and march with the displaced unions? maybe obama will join you, I think yall have similar socialistic goals.
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Tucker, GA

#139 Dec 12, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
<quoted text>yes, organized workers are bad for biz. All they can think about is how little work they can do, at an inflated pay grade. Get rid of them all. Lots of auto plants in the south are not union, and they make good cars, german, japanese, korean, etc. Are you going to lock arms and march with the displaced unions? maybe obama will join you, I think yall have similar socialistic goals.
Well said my friend!
VN Vet

Richmond, VA

#140 Dec 12, 2012
I was a union member for more then 30 years before retirement. The union thugs make me ashamed. Va. is a RTW state, and everything works well. Workers are free, not slaves to the company or the union. The cowardly way the union thugs act is enough to make me want to shoot their azzes. This socialist, commie action is typical of the left and Obama is pushing this to the limit. Totally disgusting.
just another guy

Denver, CO

#141 Dec 12, 2012
tha Professor wrote:
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Um, monopoly capitalism was a "19th century philsophy." And Unions aren't "Communist," they're self-defense by workers against abuse by capitalists.
Take your 1950s tired McCarthyism elsewhere. Your time is over.
It looks more like the unions time is up.

Oh, McCarthy was right.
Brian

Glen Carbon, IL

#142 Dec 12, 2012
Unions, and related minimum wage laws, are what drove the manufacturing base out of the United States. Its no wonder Obama backs them as he continues on his path of destroying the country, Unfortunantly for him though the states are fighting back one by one as he divides the country against itself.
Who would have thought?
what

Charlotte, NC

#143 Dec 12, 2012
http://www.epi.org/publication/right-to-work-...

Read all about what will really happen to Michigan.
truth hurts

Tucker, GA

#144 Dec 13, 2012
Union thugs are angry because they are losing their grip on American businesses. If they lose their jobs they know no one will hire them. They have had a free ride so long they don't know how to work.
FP

United States

#145 Dec 13, 2012
Thanks Obama!! For appointing GE CEO Jeffery Imelt job czar! He has closed down many of his plants and sent them to China. The cadilac and chevy volt are now being made in china. Why doesn't Obama raise taxes on corparations like microsoft and google, who are only paying 3% taxes? Oh is it because they were his biggest donors ???
FP

United States

#146 Dec 13, 2012
Besides what is wrong with a law giving people an option to be in a union or not? Unions inhibit growth. A man cant move up the ladder because of seniority ,, you can have a really hard worker with a degree but he/she gets passed over for some old fart with20+ years who doesn't want to work. Unions are just plain lazy.
FP

United States

#147 Dec 13, 2012
Giving someone an option instead of just taking money out of their check is called freedom. Unions only care about their older members , I worked at Lucent technologies in OH in the late 90's and the union pretty much said the hell with the newbies!!!

“Leonardo Di Vinci died here”

Since: Nov 08

Perpignan

#150 Dec 13, 2012
RustyS wrote:
You have the right work. Well, if it's OK with the union.
Liberals are funny, in the Union, you can't have a choice, but as a women they demand it. It's all about controlling and buying votes.

“Conservative American”

Since: Mar 10

4 more years of the same

#151 Dec 13, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
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LOL, and they will tell you the company says its safe and to go back to work. If you protest, they will tell you the company knows more than you do, and more than the government does so go back to work. And if you still protest, they will tell you how much the company donated to politicians in power and that you didn't, so go back to work. If you refuse, you get fired and there are no replacement jobs. Go stave yourself to death, instead of taking the chances.
That's bull sh*t i've worked at union and non union jobs and we had an inspection by OSHA at one of my non union jobs and they were trying to shut us down over the nit pickin little sh*t
just another guy

Westminster, CO

#152 Dec 13, 2012
celticwarriors wrote:
Ofcourse, as of today it is open hunting season on repuglycons.
The lunatic left constantly portrays the right as violent, when the truth is they are the ones who threaten and resort to violence.

It looks like they want a civil war so they can eradicate their opposition.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#153 Dec 13, 2012
cah9178 wrote:
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That's bull sh*t i've worked at union and non union jobs and we had an inspection by OSHA at one of my non union jobs and they were trying to shut us down over the nit pickin little sh*t
I have had union and non-union jobs as well. Once, drilling wells, we had an OSHA inspector drive up in his car and he watched us every day for about 2 weeks. Him sitting in his car, us working all day. He never said anything to any of the workers. That was a long time ago, well before Reagan and everything changed with Reagan.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#154 Dec 13, 2012
just another guy wrote:
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The lunatic left constantly portrays the right as violent, when the truth is they are the ones who threaten and resort to violence.
It looks like they want a civil war so they can eradicate their opposition.
LOL, that is like saying bankers are violent because they post armed guards at the door to prevent robberies. Yea, it's the banks that are violent, not the bank robbers.
Face the Facts

United States

#155 Dec 13, 2012
organized labor expends more energy trying to find ways to avoid work than it takes to just do the work.
I have never seen such a bunch of worthless slobs.
just another guy

Westminster, CO

#156 Dec 13, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
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LOL, that is like saying bankers are violent because they post armed guards at the door to prevent robberies. Yea, it's the banks that are violent, not the bank robbers.
Analogies are not your forte'.
jim lahey

Davenport, IA

#157 Dec 13, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
<quoted text>LOL, that is like saying bankers are violent because they post armed guards at the door to prevent robberies. Yea, it's the banks that are violent, not the bank robbers.
I've eaten alphabet soup and crapped out more coherent sentences than you.

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