Obama Says Michigan Labor Battle About 'The Right To Work For Less'

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Los Angeles, CA

#1 Dec 10, 2012
Obama Says Michigan Labor Battle About 'The Right To Work For Less Money'

Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama weighed in on the contentious labor battle playing out in Michigan, condemning the Republican push to make Michigan a so-called "right-to-work" state as nothing more than a partisan maneuver that will hurt the working class.

"We should do everything we can to keep creating good middle-class jobs that help folks rebuild security for their families," Obama said Monday in a speech at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant.

"And by the way, what we shouldn't do -- I've just got to say this -- what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions," he added to loud applause from the audience. "We shouldn't be doing that. The so-called 'right-to-work' laws -- they don't have to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics. What they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money."

Michigan is set to become the 24th right-to-work state, with Gov. Rick Snyder (R) poised to sign the controversial bill after it was fast-tracked by the GOP-controlled legislature. Thousands of union supporters protested at the state capitol in Lansing last week, and more protests are planned for Tuesday.

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#3 Dec 11, 2012
As usual, BHO is talking out of his Daley influenced backside. Unions claim that they keep everyone's wages higher by their actions (thereby justifying their actions) but then complain that non-union employees are free-loading if they don't pay dues. No one should be forced to pay union dues. Nor should they be punished or admonished by the unions for not paying those dues. And no one has a "right" not to be fired.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#4 Dec 11, 2012
If you're not paying dues, you're a freeloading loser, like people who claim to want to meet and don't show.... DOJO, slow poke..

Btw- You're welcome for the stock tip that made 40% in a month !! Oh, you didn't buy any ??? LMAOROTFU~!
Miss Piggy

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Dec 11, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
If you're not paying dues, you're a freeloading loser, like people who claim to want to meet and don't show.... DOJO, slow poke..
Btw- You're welcome for the stock tip that made 40% in a month !! Oh, you didn't buy any ??? LMAOROTFU~!
Neither did you, lying troll!
Real winners don't have to boast and lie about their accomplishments!!! LMFAO at your fantasy life which takes place on Topix only!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#6 Dec 11, 2012
Must be fantacy or you're losers, right loser ??? Too bad the stock tip proved itself, right troll ???
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#7 Dec 11, 2012
Must be fantasy or you're losers, right loser ??? Too bad the stock tip proved itself, right troll ???
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#8 Dec 11, 2012
Yeah, in "piggy land" there's no richest Americans list, right dip stick ??? Man, you're a moron loser...
Bob Schmahl

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Dec 11, 2012
"Obama says"

"Simon Says"

Listen to the dictator and obey!!

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#10 Dec 11, 2012
This is a good thing for public sector employees. Now on to the private sector to break the stranglehold of union dominance in MI.

"Michigan passes public sector "right-to-work" law amid protests"

http://news.yahoo.com/protesters-march-michig...
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#11 Dec 11, 2012
Schmahl blurts/burps.... Listen ??? Yeah, ONLY you're hearing voices. LMAOROTFU~!
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#12 Dec 11, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
This is a good thing for public sector employees. Now on to the private sector to break the stranglehold of union dominance in MI.
"Michigan passes public sector "right-to-work" law amid protests"
http://news.yahoo.com/protesters-march-michig...
Anti-union scum feel paying for representation is wrong...HUH ??? That's welfare, then.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#13 Dec 11, 2012
Yet another informed and well delivered response from under the Space Needle. Probably medical grade based on the grasp of English and childish taunts.

People should not be forced to pay for alleged "representation" they don't want or need.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Dec 11, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>Anti-union scum feel paying for representation is wrong...HUH ??? That's welfare, then.
I totally agree with Champ,these broke as loser have been brainwash
with fear and self doubt by their plantation boss's and overseer'er loser's.
We stand with labor(unions) united we stand ,divide we fall.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Dec 11, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
Yet another informed and well delivered response from under the Space Needle. Probably medical grade based on the grasp of English and childish taunts.
People should not be forced to pay for alleged "representation" they don't want or need.
very uninform statement can'tgetitup.
BTW what did you do for a living back in the day man?
Miss Piggy

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Dec 11, 2012
2 Michigan schools had to close today because so many teachers called in sick so they could wave dirty cardboard signs showing their displeasure over a done deal.
But, it's for the children, LOL! they should all be fired.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#18 Dec 11, 2012
The need for "representation" is only for those who have little talent or low self-esteem. There was a time when they served a purpose and actually made a difference in the lives of the workers. Now it is just a greedy union leaders trying to protect their own "gravey train"
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Dec 11, 2012
Niether of the Above wrote:
The need for "representation" is only for those who have little talent or low self-esteem. There was a time when they served a purpose and actually made a difference in the lives of the workers. Now it is just a greedy union leaders trying to protect their own "gravey train"
Unions are rotting from the inside out, as the public sees more and more bad faith negotiating between the public representatives the unions helped elect and the unions, the public will take care of the problem by voting in appropriate legislative curatives. Gov. Dayton, beware.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#20 Dec 11, 2012
redeemer wrote:
<quoted text>very uninform statement can'tgetitup.
BTW what did you do for a living back in the day man?
What exactly do you mean by "back in the day" red?
I still do the same thing I have done for over 25 yrs. And may very well do so for another 15 years. Or not.
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Dec 11, 2012
cantmakeitup wrote:
<quoted text>
What exactly do you mean by "back in the day" red?
I still do the same thing I have done for over 25 yrs. And may very well do so for another 15 years. Or not.
My Bad,I thought that you were retired like the other republican poster's on this thread,but getting to the subject do you think that populace of michigan will be victorous on recalling Gov.Synder?
Robert

Lees Summit, MO

#22 Dec 11, 2012
Miss Piggy wrote:
2 Michigan schools had to close today because so many teachers called in sick so they could wave dirty cardboard signs showing their displeasure over a done deal.
But, it's for the children, LOL! they should all be fired.
And with the bill passing, now they can!

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