Michigan about to be lost to republicans for a generation

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    As the tittle says, this push by a minority to turn Michigan to a right to work state by holding closed doors meeting and other crazy stuff, the best part is its having a major effect, workers are now more united than ever, getting stronger. This will push Michigan into FIRM democrat control, the dems are now primed to take back pretty much every state branch of government. This is one of the best things that has happened in a long time. Oh and looks like Wisconsin is shifting too, hell Paul Ryan couldn't even win his home district in the 2012 election, gov. Walker is weaker than ever now, this is very awesome, it's destroying the republican party this this part of the country for a generation.
     
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    How awful that people be given the freedom to choose for themselves if union membership is right for them.
     
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    You mean take all the advantages of union membership without the work?

    When the union fights for safer working conditions, the non-union employee benefits. Same with higher wages or protections from abusive managers.

    How does a Plutocrat say, "Fuck you"? "Trust me!"
     
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    Freedom of choice does all that?


    I can see the Dems have no incentive to give us freedom. I can see why they turn every state they control into a shithole.

    It gets them votes.
     
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    You do know, don't you, that there are laws in place to protect workers against the abuses you imagine only unions protect against?
     
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    Obama doesn't care. He won't let facts get in the way of his bullshit.
     
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    What work? your scenario is irrelevant, MSHA, OSHA, and a host of other Gov. systems,your unions are left to be political entities not a labor concern.
     
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    Um, yeah. Have you ever tried to use them?

    The problem with going the legal route is that you frequently have to wait years to get any kind of relief, and frankly, those bills aren't going to pay themselves.

    For instance, the first job when I got out of the Army, some real douchebags ran the place. Place was a safety nightmare. Thankfully, someone finally called OSHA. but even then, it took about four months to litigate the initial complaint before they implemented the bare minimum correction they had to.
     
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    The Dems need them to launder money.

    They bail them out. They use taxpayer funds to increase their membership. Then unions donate to the Democrat Party.
     
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    Funny you should mention that. Remember the Big Branch Mine disaster in 2011. It was after they threw the union out. Massey Energy was cited hundreds of times by MSHA for violations. And yet they still had a massive accident where 29 people died.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/us/20mine.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

     

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