Unions vow political payback for right-to-work law

Dec 9, 2012 Full story: Athens Banner-Herald 72

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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Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#68 Dec 12, 2012
mike wrote:
Just who do unions think their payback is going to hurt? It didnt work so well in wisconsin, nor any of the the other states that now are in republican control. when the people of Michigan see the positive benefit of becoming right to work - they will get rid of even more unions.
17% union members vs. 83% non union members. Who outnumbers who again?

Was this the same battle cry in Wsiconsin and Walker got more votes the second time around?
mike

Akron, OH

#69 Dec 12, 2012
odlidrocket wrote:
I just think the political process stinks to high heaven on this one no matter what side of the fence your on sith this issue. I have no problem with the decision if this is what the majority of the people of Michigan want. I'm siding with the protesters just because the way this went down.
the process worked just fine. the people voted for their state reps and the reps voted for th bill The fairly elected governor signed it. End of story.
Toyota Worker

Prestonsburg, KY

#70 Dec 12, 2012
We are NOT a union company and do NOT want to be.We build the most American car in America today.This is a fact and you can check me on that.We also build the number 1 selling car in America and we have the best product and WE DO NOT PAY UNION DUES to do that.Unions are for Crybabies.
Canon

Texarkana, TX

#71 Dec 12, 2012
Unions are thugs!
American Worker

Owens Cross Roads, AL

#73 Dec 12, 2012
Pete Moss wrote:
Does anyone know that fat EFF who attacked the Fox reporter? What a douche', him and all of his uneducated fat EFF buddies. I wish one of those fat old pigs would lay hands on me...
They should have killed the reporter.
what

Charlotte, NC

#74 Dec 12, 2012
jim lahey

Davenport, IA

#75 Dec 12, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
'right to work' laws typically mean the right to work for LESS! We need unions now more than ever!
Just because you gave up on life doesn't mean everyone else has. Some of us want to be in control of our destiny rather than a union boss controlling it.
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#76 Dec 13, 2012
American Worker wrote:
<quoted text>They should have killed the reporter.
Thanks you for reinforcing the true face of the unions to the public.

Evey act of violence by union members just shows why right to work needs to be a national law.

Worked well in Wsiconsin didn't it?

Since the Feds are about useless on this it looks like the states will make it happen. Obama may have won president but there are a lot of conservsative Republican Governors out there.
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#77 Dec 13, 2012
American Worker wrote:
<quoted text>They should have killed the reporter.
To all leftists, occupiers, unionistas and malcontents,

Thank you! What an election! We couldn't have done it without you. Without your tantrums, outbursts and boorish behavior we might have stayed home for this election. Without your filthy, pot smoking hemp -headed minions occupying and violating the Capitol we might have been complacent. Without your obnoxious protests, boycotts and other actions from your union playbook, we might have sat this one out.

But you couldn't hold back. You couldn't restrain yourselves and behave like adults. You couldn't accept the 2010 election results. We sat and watched as you erupted in a juvenile hissy fit that embarrassed Wisconsin . The spectacle you created is what motivated us. And thanks to your ill-mannered behavior, we won. We turned out. Big time! And now we are organized and energized. Committed. "All in". And we aren't going away. We now have our own organizations (no dues required), an army of volunteers and the means to communicate. And countless new sources of funding, including a donor base from all 50 states. And we have "iverifythe recall" to ferret out your infiltrators in our future local elections.

So thank you Mike Tate, Graeme Zielinski, Fred "Loonie" Levenhagen, Ismael Ozanne, Maryanne Sumi, Noble Ray, Charles Tubbs, Joanne Kloppenberg, Segway Boy, John Chisolm, public employee union members, UW TA's, WEAC, SEIU, MTI, AFSCME Council 24 in Union Grove and WI prison guards,. Thanks for the death threats, the intimidation, the bullying, belligerence, thuggery and goonish behavior. The lack of ethics and the failure to enforce rules and laws. Thank you for putting your selfish, greedy motives on display for all taxpayers to see.

Your antics might have made you feel good but they didn't make you look good. They sickened the rest of us.

Thank you Shirley Abrahamson and Ann Walsh Bradley. Your petty politics woke us up. Thanks you Miles Kristan for dumping the beer on Robin Vos's head. Thank you University doctors for writing the phony excuses; Madison teachers for calling in sick or dragging your students to the protests without permission. Thank you Katherine Windels for making death threats against the Governor. The noontime capitol singers who taunted Sheboygan high school students. Thank you WEA Trust for raping Wisconsin taxpayers. Thank you Gwen Moore for your embarrassing minstrel show. And thanks all of you for harassing the Walker family at their private home.

You have all been exposed. Your tactics have been rejected. Your bad behavior has been forever captured on You Tube.

Thank you Peter Barca and fellow Assembly members for donning your foolish orange T-shirts and screaming "shame" at legislators just doing their jobs.

Thank you Mark Miller and all 14 senators for fleeing the state and making fools of yourselves in the process. Illinois need a few more village idiots. Thanks for showing us what democracy doesn't look like.

And Mayor Barrett. How grateful we are that you chose one low road after another in your issue-less campaign against the Governor. This was your strike three. You are out. Take a seat on the bench and stay there. I have a hunch this was your final at-bat.

All of you helped turn Wisconsin permanently red. Your Governor, Scott Walker, will not just complete his first term, he is all but assured as many future terms as he seeks. He will be your governor for a long, long time. Get used to it. And his national "rock star" status just might lead him to be your President some day. Just think, it couldn't have happened without you! So to all of you blue fisters, thank you from the bottom of my happy, red heart.

Sincerely,

A Wisconsin taxpayer
Ned

Flint, MI

#78 Dec 13, 2012
Ex- El Paso Resident wrote:
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17% union members vs. 83% non union members. Who outnumbers who again?
Was this the same battle cry in Wsiconsin and Walker got more votes the second time around?
Boils down to jealousy doesn't it? Fast food industry or Walmart greeter doesn't cut it does it? That and the fact that you're a racist P.O.S. and angry and frustrated because you know down deep the crap that the GOP and their Tea Party handlers promise is just another lie. Suck it up. You are getting what you deserve.
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#79 Dec 13, 2012
Ned wrote:
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Boils down to jealousy doesn't it? Fast food industry or Walmart greeter doesn't cut it does it? That and the fact that you're a racist P.O.S. and angry and frustrated because you know down deep the crap that the GOP and their Tea Party handlers promise is just another lie. Suck it up. You are getting what you deserve.
You are a moron. I am not frustrated just realisitic.

I make over 6 figures, have good benefits and have good job security.

Didn't have to join a "club" and pay them money to do that. Don't have to resort to extorsion of my employer. If they can't meet my needs I go work for another company (usually for more money).

Amazing what an Engineering degree, experience, doing your job well and being responsible for yourself does for a career.

Enjoy your declining future. China and India thank you for your union support and movement of manufacturing jobs to their contries.
Ex- El Paso Resident

Las Cruces, NM

#81 Dec 13, 2012
Ned wrote:
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Boils down to jealousy doesn't it? Fast food industry or Walmart greeter doesn't cut it does it? That and the fact that you're a racist P.O.S. and angry and frustrated because you know down deep the crap that the GOP and their Tea Party handlers promise is just another lie. Suck it up. You are getting what you deserve.
By the way why do you folks call anyone that does not agree with you a racist?

I did not say anything about race in my post.

Obama taught you well. Right out of the old Democrat playbook.

Typical.

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