Asked often enough about government: "Is this even legal? "
One might question the way in which money can be transferred to ‘cover’ other expenses.
We know that pensions are untouchable, but in times of financial distress, some governmental entities are finding out that health care is NOT off the table. However, others are developing more abusive ways to maintain the ‘status-quo.’ From Bloomfield TWP:
Bloomfield Township taxpayers have been receiving higher and higher bills for water and sewer each year. Yet in a controversial 5-2 vote in late 2015, Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees transferred $2.76 million of the fees collected from the citizens water/sewer bills and deposited those millions into a Retired Employees Health Care Trust.
What happens when the threat of permanence is no more?
It occurred to me recently, that we may be seeing the first potentially lasting effects of Michigan’s relatively new Right-to-Work status.
On March 12, 2015, it was announced that NMC faculty had surprisingly decided to subject itself to union dues and contracts negotiated by third parties on their behalf.
TRAVERSE CITY –The Michigan Employment Relations Commission has certified the election and a majority of eligible faculty who voted have decided that all non-supervisory, full-time and part-time appointed faculty will be in a collective bargaining unit represented by the Michigan Education Association.
Northwestern Michigan College will begin negotiations with the Michigan Education Association for an agreement that will cover wages, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment for this group.
“Northwestern Michigan College will begin negotiations with the Michigan Education Association.” Check.
Could it be because even sans a single debate between Gary Peters and Terri Lynn Land, they pick Peters; the Democrat? And without a hug fest tournament with Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer, they choose to embrace The Democrat over the fake Republican. And lacking a single face to face political death match between Democrat Phil Belfy and ..um liberal, Wayne Schmidt, the choice is Democrat. Even Jerry Cannon, a Democrat, gets the love while Republican Dan Benishek is strangely absent from the MEA ‘preferred’ collection below.
The Traverse City MEA office adorned with signs of a singular political plank
Naw.. The appearance of the MEA office as a branch office of the local Democrat party is purely coincidental.
“Today I decided to endorse Warren Evans for Wayne County executive,” Duggan said in a statement. “Of all the candidates, Warren Evans is the one with whom I can best partner to do the job you elected me to do in the city of Detroit.”
” A Traverse City UPS employee won a federal settlement against Teamster Local 406 union for violating her rights under Michigan’s Right to Work law.
…After Michigan’s private-sector Right to Work law went into effect, Plamondon sent several letters to the Local 406 union stating that she was exercising her right under Michigan’s Right to Work law to refrain from union dues payments. In the letters, Plamondon attempted to comply with Teamster Local 406’s procedure to end forced dues payments by revoking her dues deduction authorization, a document union officials use to take dues or fees from workers’ paychecks. “
But as is the case across the state some leeches are hard to pull off without a little help.
The State Board of Education this week unanimously adopted a resolution honoring the late Cesar E. Chavez as an American hero, a civil rights leader, Latino, farm worker, and a labor leader; a religious and spiritual figure; a community servant and social entrepreneur; a crusader for nonviolent social change; and an environmentalist and consumer advocate.
Lets add that curriculum to the already tenderized minds of mush that must suffer such evils as ‘anti-bullying’ propaganda, Common Core, and Michelle Obama’s ‘My-Plate’ lunch program.
Rush correctly reveals connections with "Main Street" Republicans and the left's operatives.
We see some of the relationships that have developed, explaining how self professed Republicans can stray so far from principles for no other reason than maintaining power.
As alluded to in the article previous to this, it takes a special kind of donkey to carry the water for the Democrat party into the Republican camp. Rush’s update this morning struck a serious note of truth; especially given some of the the operatives here in Michigan.
Indeed, the “Main Street” “Republicans” Are neither.