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Tag: Forced Unionism
MAJOR UPDATE BELOW!
Instead of acknowledging that there is trouble within the Michigan Senate, it might appear that the Senate GOP is going to circle the wagons.
Not so worried about that.
Around these parts we certainly acknowledge Michigan Senate majority leader Randy Richardville is a lousy excuse for a Republican. He obviously has a conflict going on inside the ol oil can with regard to which side of the labor argument to be on. He is a Republican. However, and unnaturally, he seems to side with the goons that feast on the poor and unfortunate, that have more than enough problems without the help of a skim scam being protected by self service:
"On Wednesday, March 14, Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, introduced Senate Bill 1018. The measure mirrors House Bill 4003, which was designed to stop the "skim" and prevent future forced unionizations. Co-sponsoring Hildenbrand's bill are 21 Senate Republicans. Only 20 votes are needed to pass legislation in the Senate.
This has resulted in a number of criticisms (well deserved I might add) of the maj. leader about him pursuing his own agenda; one that is paid for in some way with union support.
It has also created an atmosphere where the population at large, and those within his district are fed up enough to seek ANY legitimate effort to have him ousted. Their argument? He does not represent Republicans, any more than Mark Brewer of the Michigan Democrats does.
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Damn straight mister.
Relentless Positive Action is a sissified way of saying "I don't want confrontation with labor" by Mr Snyder.
No one expected Rick Snyder, the left of center Republican governor to EMBRACE Right To Work, but at some points, in order to continue getting support for his other pet projects he has said [privately] he will "sign if it comes to his desk." The outward warning now, is to make sure that doesn't happen, or at least to buy him some time until this years election removes a Republican majority from the state house. A loss NOT due to conservative action, but that which has capitulated to the non conservative participation with the governor's agenda. Skubick opines:
"Some Republicans are taking the risk and ignoring their governor's pleas to leave this alone because they can't help it. Now that they have hefty majorities in both the House and Senate, some believe it will help to cement their own re-elections with conservative voters back home. Plus they've been itching for years to do it."
Yes, and Yes.
The majorities exist now, and may not again, unless the Republicans embrace that which brought them there. A strong conservative message coupled by bold action that will help workers in this state face down the liberal leftist labor elements that handicap it in the global marketplace. Snyder's reinvention of picking winners can hardly match the strength of policy that encourages naturally, the strong development of vibrant business in Michigan.
One needs to remember that much of the success and wealth accumulated by this executive office holder was done so as the result of government-business partnerships.
He knows no other way. More below
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As many of you may know, I have been involved in trying to help bring Michigan into the 21st century by advocating Right-to-Work policies, and/or getting government out of business altogether. In our corner of the state, even drafting and passing a resolution by the Grand Traverse County board of commissioners in support of Michigan Freedom to work. This resolution has been the template for a number of counties who followed our lead, in the hopes of encouraging lawmakers to bring right to work to Michigan.
This morning, I received this from the Michigan Freedom To Work Committee:
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By JGillman, Section News
What the heck is going on here?
I can hardly keep up with the scandal laden atmosphere that apparently is still Michigan. One piece of work that in my view has a prison sentence with the former governor's name all over it, is the forced unionization scam that was perpetrated on the very folks who could hardly realize in time what was happening much less have a chance to object. A plan so deliberate and sinister, it took on a life that apparently continues to this day.
"For the state to operate a dubiously formed government entity that has been defunded by the Legislature seems unprecedented," said Patrick Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation. "But such shenanigans aren't entirely surprising given the origination of this agency and the machinations to preserve it for the sake of skimming `union dues' from independent contractors."
Ah crap. We have criminal activities on our side too?
There can be only one way a republican could move to support what was at the least a vary BAD mistake, and more likely a collusive effort between a cash seeking union and our former governor. Victims were many, yet there are still those who wish to see more.
Kahn? Fess up. Spill the beans on the shenanigans you and Richardville are involved in, and walk away with SOME form of dignity. You are about to see a whole lot of fun here with your name on it.
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By JGillman, Section News
The Michigan Senate has an issue.
Perhaps a temper tantrum throwing majority leader issue.
As you all know, I support Right-To-Work. I not only support it, but have done what is in my power to advance it, guide it, and bring a level of freedom of association, liberty etc., back to the workplace in Michigan. Forced unionism has no place in a free land. it is antithetical to a country based on free will, a belief in the individual and responsibility.
Yet here we are having to perpetually remind our leadership that it is time to do a little soul searching with regard to labor relations. With contracts between free men, and agreeable partners. In fact I have opined/questioned in an email conversation recently:
"Under what obscene circumstances should I abrogate my liberty, my freedom of association, and pay a ransom for the privilege of applying my craft, or negotiating a trade arrangement with an agreeable employer?"For government to set the terms of my employment contract with another, it requires capitulation to an oppressive NLRB rule, one that somehow has made it through far too many seasons already.
It is wrong. It is immoral. It requires a "slave's mindset." And I will see it ended before I am through fighting it.
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The last post on this should have been challenged. While it was true it has little bearing in the end. Being affected by how many folks you pack into a house, shared expenses in other ways etc., really play more into the whole bang for the buck thing. Cut your expenses, and whatever it is that you bring in goes a bit farther. Michigan still has higher cost of living than other states, and particularly as compared to states with freedom to work laws.
I am not sure about all of the whys, but it is consistent when averaged. People in Right-to-Work states have more coin, bread, bucks, capital, cash, scratch, chips, coin, coinage, dough, greenbacks, or gravy when the day is done. By nearly $2,000 average.
Disposable income higher in Right to Work states
Employees enjoy higher income, lower cost of living in Right to Work states
Cost of Living-Adjusted Per Capita Disposable Personal Income
Right to Work States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,543
Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC);
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By JGillman, Section News
Often the argument against Right-To-Work laws is a flippant "Oh yeah .. Right to work for less" type of response. Many of those who say that might actually believe it, but the truth is far different.
Yessiree, employees in Right to Work states enjoy higher personal income per capita than in Michigan.
Per recent census data:
Source: 2010 U.S. Census: Personal income per capita
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By JGillman, Section News
Regulars know I am pushing for Freedom to work (right to work) in Michigan. Part of the argument going forward in this state will be to present the data for all to see. For this installment, we look at the top Job creating states versus the bottom.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
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