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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    And from the OFF THE RADAR file

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu May 26, 2011 at 09:05:29 AM EST
    Tags: Republicans, U of M, UM, University of Michigan, Michigan, Regents, Julia Donovan Darlow, Laurence B. Deitch, Denise Ilitch, Olivia P. Maynard, Andrea Fischer Newman, Andrew C. Richner, S. Martin Taylor, Katherine E. White, unionization, Students, Researchers, Progressives (all tags)

    We have students unionizing at U of M.

    The University of Michigan's Mary Sue Coleman now reaps the sowing, as the regents' meeting at a Dearborn locale brought about the now possible unionization of graduate student researchers. Coleman opposed the move, yet the regents voted to allow it with a 6-2 vote.

    As the infestation of labor expands into the student part of a government subsidized and over fed organization like the University of Michigan, it should be noted that the two dissenting votes were the only voices of reason available.  A release last night from the Republican party of Michigan reads:

    LANSING - Michigan Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak praised Republican-nominated University of Michigan Regents Andrea Fischer Newman and Andrew C. Richner today for their recent votes opposing a resolution to allow the school's graduate researchers to unionize.

    "Our regents voted with the majority of Michigan's citizens who do not want to add more costs to our universities without deriving any discernable benefit," Schostak said. "Unfortunately, the majority of Regents voted out of step with taxpayers' desire that our universities be more fiscally responsible."

    The board voted on the question without it previously being on the agenda - thwarting any chance to properly consider other points of view or examine and discuss the long-term impact of the decision.

    "The board should reconsider its decision, reverse itself, and then allow for this issue to get a more thorough examination through a democratic process," Schostak said. "The university should be run for the benefit of the students and other stakeholders, not to fatten the wallet of some union boss."

    That third paragraph is the ringer.  This was not on the agenda for the May 19, 2011 meeting in Dearborn.

    Classic progressives and their tactics. Wonderful.

    A little more below.

    The following regents are responsible for raising the cost of tuition, and putting even more of a burden on Michigan Taxpayers. They will continue to do so, as long as we are willing to be bent over and spanked.

    • Julia Donovan Darlow
    • Laurence B. Deitch
    • Denise Ilitch
    • Olivia P.Maynard
    • S. Martin Taylor
    • Katherine E. White

    Remember these names as those who have abused the trust of Michiganders too often.  They probably thought no one was looking.

    A week later, we can still tell the story.

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    I'm curious . . . (none / 0) (#1)
    by Kevin Rex Heine on Thu May 26, 2011 at 11:24:46 AM EST
    . . . as to whether the Michigan Constitution allows for the recall of these idiots.  Now that's a petition that I wouldn't mind circulating.

    An after thought on the story (none / 0) (#2)
    by JGillman on Thu May 26, 2011 at 11:56:02 AM EST
    Title could have been


    This happened at CMU (none / 0) (#3)
    by jgillmanjr on Thu May 26, 2011 at 12:28:28 PM EST
    Graduate Student Researchers (none / 0) (#4)
    by grannynanny on Thu May 26, 2011 at 12:29:15 PM EST
    Doing the jobs American professors refuse to do!!!

    These students can be just like their illegal alien brethren - ohhhhhh the humanity!!!!!

    Well then... (none / 0) (#6)
    by Corinthian Scales on Thu May 26, 2011 at 12:57:53 PM EST
    ...doesn't this make for yet another game of Democratic Party whack-a-MoleRattler style politics.

    Unashamedly Neocomminist Democrats, all of them.

    Julia Donovan Darlow: A2 lawyer, former president State Bar Progressive, served State Officers' Compensation Commission - vote her out 2014.

    Laurence B. Deitch: Regent crony 19yrs, lawyer, ex vice chair of the Michigan Civil Service Commission - vote him out 2016.

    Denise Ilitch: Pseuolawyer, Debbie Dingell MDP cling-on, veritable Ilitch family embarrassment - vote her out 2016.

    Olivia P.Maynard: Regent crony 15 yrs, social worker, borderless social justice & EnviroTard trustee - vote her out 2012.

    S. Martin Taylor: Regent crony 15 yrs, psuedolawyer, former Director for both the State of Michigan Department of Labor and the Michigan Employment Security Commission - vote him out 2012.

    Katherine E. White: Regent crony 13 yrs, lawyer, professor - vote her out 2014.

    ...and, if ya really believe Coleman opposed this, ya got a bifarceisan "taxpayer free" public bridge comin' your way too along with that slightly-higher-speed Amtrak.

    Graduate Teaching Assistants (none / 0) (#12)
    by Conservative First on Thu May 26, 2011 at 04:32:35 PM EST
    are currently unionized at UM, MSU, WSU, WMU, and CMU.  This is the first unionization of researchers in this state that I am aware of.

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