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Michigan Bills Limiting Union Power Pass in Legislature

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, corruption, dishonesty, economy, ethics, freedoms, Govtfearmongering, Labor, lies, media, obama, politics, propaganda, republicans, Unions, workers Rights )

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The Michigan Legislature approved sweeping legislation on Tuesday that vastly reduces the power of organized labor in a state that has been a symbol of union dominance and served as an incubator for union activity over decades of modern American -->


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Roseann d (178)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 11:27 am
Strike and let the CEOs, lobbyists, ALEC, governor and state officials do some work for a change. Let the corporate cronies do some work for a change.

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 11:56 am
How sad - it would seem we are on our way back to the Dark Ages again....

Barbara K (61)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:10 pm
I'm a Michigan resident and I can tell you that this is a sad day for the residents of our state. I believe that election fraud happened here. There is no way that the President took this state, but the Bill for protecting the Unions did not. It just doesn't pass the smell test. This governor is crooked as they come, and his fellow Tbaggers are just as crooked. They don't count Dem votes and won't let them speak in Congress. I hope that those who did vote for these monsters live to regret it. They have as much to lose as the rest of us. We have a Recall petition that this snake has locked up in courts for a year and a half; with false claims that the font is too small. It isn't. We have been suppressed about as much as anyone can stand and it looks like it may become violent. What else can they expect when we are losing our democracy on a daily basis to a band of crooks who are raping and pillaging this wonderful state?

JL A (281)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:27 pm
Update: video of 30,000 protesters

Many factors in this story that courts should frown on heavily...sad that Michigan has to experience this tragic abuse.

Barbara K (61)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:45 pm
Absolutely! We need lawyers to come to Michigan and I've been pleading for them to come and let us file some lawsuits for all the illegal crap the Rs are pulling here. People are so upset that I hope that no other R ever gets elected to anything in this state again. They are anti-American and prove it over and over. They are so in love with the Kochs and their ilk that they betray the people who pay their wages, their insurance, their pensions. We will not forget it and I hope that we don't ever let it be forgotten what happened when the Rs took over Michigan. And we need to have the voting machines examined as were the ones in Ohio and Florida last election. While all eyes were on them, the election fraud was sneaking it in here. NEVER EVER VOTE REPUBLICAN !

Barbara K (61)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:58 pm
You can go here and see pics of the Michigan Capitol and the over 30,000 people marching on it today. Several good pics here.

Sue Matheson (79)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:58 pm
this is sad news for Michigan

Kit B (276)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:08 pm

I have to say Barb that Gov Snyder seems to look like the cat that ate the canary and not a scared kitty. In fact, a crook with an over-sized cigar in his mouth is the image I have of Rick Snyder. This was brought up on the news on Sunday - then was over by just after lunch yesterday - that must be world record speed for a bill getting through any state legislator. I would say, that Michigan has no choice but to rid themselves of this chapter in their history. Wisconsin is still paying for the amazing goof-ups by Scott, and the cut of basic human rights. I would ask "What's wrong with these governors?" But I think we all know and understand the answers to that.

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Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:05 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:51 pm
Maybe the only tiny silver lining here is that Obama spoke in MI and gave quite a speech defending the people of MI and dissing Right to Work. If only he'd done that several months ago! Let's see if he follows up and puts his money where his mouth is.

Krystal R (120)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 8:24 pm
Michigan and Wisconsin, Mining Bills .. My Mom is Right, She hit is on the Nose, They are killing off the endangered species , putting these gun laws up, in any states they can push republican rules, Mining laws are over powering the USA and Fracking is coming in, Horses, Wolves, Bison are casualties of War... We need to start working together and getting this under control. or Mother Earth is going to lose... Kit, She is right... And we have wasted well over a year looking the wrong way. We thought we could over right the laws. But, It's going to take sheer gather of forces... they have the money we need the people.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 8:32 pm

What can Obama do for the state of affairs within Michigan? He can support the protesters, he can say a lot of things, but he limited by the Constitution and the laws. People voted FOR these new Governors, now they will have to wait till the next election to turn things around.

Krystal and Roxy are right about this, the destruction of Union Rights - Human Rights are all indicative of policies that are killing our lands, the natural habitats of all animals and destroying our Earth.

Susanne R (236)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 10:25 pm
How about petitioning for the recall of Michigan's tea party governor?

Dorothy N (63)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:27 am
But with all of the voter suppression and electoral cheating going on in Republican States, can it be said (without qualification) that people definitely did vote these guys in?

Certainly, all things are possible; I'm just wondering how likely some things are...


Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 12:47 pm
We should ALL be very afraid. The poverty and loss of rights ahead is unimaginable.
I'm stunned at the loss of democracy. At the wide spread support for it.

Deborah W (6)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 1:30 pm
Just like the BO stench from the White House, unions have "evolved" from hope and change to power and greed -- screw the masses!

Gloria H (88)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:13 pm
right- to -work is a load of unusable manure. "be gratefull you have a job" be verrrry verrryy gratefull. Make sure the boss is always very very happy. You can be here one day and replaced the next. Be very gratefull. Be very gratefull. You belong to me now. Now get back on your feet and go back to work. Close the door quietly.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:50 pm

That's about it, Gloria. Those who live in "right to work" states know by now that it means just the opposite of that.

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:35 pm
Why is anyone caught off-guard that the GOP rammed this through? We know they lie, cheat, steal and are not good for their word. Vote GOP at your peril. Don't vote to slit your own throat.

Cam V (417)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:30 am
Good for Michigan. Maybe this will help attract jobs to the state and make them more competitive.
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