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Subject: Re: Michigan right to work Date: 12/9/2012 7:38 PM
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You could also decline to work in a work place that allowed men to post girlie pictures, or a work place that made everyone pray, or a work place that promised to pay women less, or a place that declines to provide free day-after pills with their insurance.

Correct. And you forgot all the armtwisting that goes on at some companies to extort donations to the United Way. And the companies that force people to work off the clock, run errands in their private car without mileage compensation, refuse to pay overtime, refuse to allow people to use earned vacation time, and more. It's all happened to me, and without a union, there is no way to address grievances short of complaining to the government.

My favorite clip from the Michigan protests was hearing the union cheer "hey hey, ho ho, the right to work has got to go!".

Not the best choice from a PR point of view ;-)


Yup, doesn't sound quite right in the usual MSM 10 second sound bite.

$24 per hour vs $30 per hour for assembly line work

'course, new hires at the big three make mid teens, not $30, so a non-union worker would be making little better than minimum wage, if he received significantly less than union members, and not earning any union pension or retiree medical insurance.

No doubt the mob doesn't see it that way tho. They figure they'll get all the pay and benefits the union members receive, without paying anything and without having to walk a picket line from time to time.

Typical "something for nothing" thinking that is rampant in the US now.

Steve...can't ever imagine the Teamsters cutting pension checks to scabs that never paid a nickle in dues
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