Americans for Prosperity Lures Michigan Right-to-Work Fans With Gas Cards, Free Food

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    The conservative group Americans for Prosperity is enticing supporters to rally at the Michigan state capitol in support of right-to-work legislation with $25 gas cards and free food and drinks, according to a staffer for the organization's Michigan chapter.

    AFP's Michigan chapter also used gas cards and free lunches to lure supporters to a lobby day on December 6, the day GOP Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican lawmakers abruptly unveiled their right-to-work bills. Greg George, a government affairs associate with AFP-Michigan, says no one has taken the group up on its most recent gas card offer, but that the offer remains. "We've offered to gladly give them out," he says. (Because it is a nonprofit organization, Americans for Prosperity, which is partially backed by the Koch brothers, does not publicly disclose its donors.)

    Despite what its supporters claim, right-to-work legislation does not prevent so-called "forced unionization." That's because forced unionization is a myth: No worker can be forced to become a full-fledged union member. What right-to-work would do is ban unions from collecting dues from nonunion members for representing them with management. After all, nonunion members can benefit from contracts negotiated by unions. Right-to-work allows those nonmembers to receive union representation without paying for it—unions deride those folks "free-riders." The result of right-to-work laws is that unions see their treasuries diminish and membership take a hit.

    Americans for Prosperity Lures Michigan Right-to-Work Fans With Gas Cards, Free Food | Mother Jones
     
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    Forced unionization is a myth? lol.

    Unions deride free-riders? LOL

    You do realize that Unions protect that freeloaders all the time, right?

    Thank you. I needed a laugh tonight.
     
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    NaziCons are pushing an ugly agenda, so their dirty tactics don't surprise me. Come on 2014...
     
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    Unions pay minimum wage to non union affiliated/jobless/homeless/illegal immigrants, feed them, and bus them in with union funds to protest on their behalf and this guy can only complain about Americans for Prosperity offering gas cards to subsidize their very own non-astroturf supporters transportation to the event. AMAZING!






     
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    Freedom is so ugly... [/sarcasm]
     
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