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In dramatic fashion, the Michigan House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon sent Snyder two controversial right-to-work bills as thousands of rowdy protesters demonstrated outside the Capitol. The House first approved House Bill 4003, 58-51, establishing a right-to-work law for public sector unions. A second bill, Senate Bill 116, which applies to private sector unions, was approved more than an hour later, 58-52.
The Michigan governor cited the daylong Capitol protests as a reason why he signed the landmark legislation in private.
"I don't see the need to have a public signing ceremony to overemphasize that, because this isn't us verses them," Snyder said while Michigan State Police troopers in riot gear continued to guard his Romney building office. Spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said protesters were an impediment to safely holding a bill-signing ceremony at the governor's office in the Romney building, where union members held a sit-in earlier Tuesday afternoon until Michigan State Police formed a human wall around the front of the building.
Rep. Brandon Dillon, D-Grand Rapids, called the bills "petty retribution" to labor unions that tried to amend the state constitution to enshrine collective bargaining in Proposal 2, a measure voters defeated on Nov. 6.
"Petty retribution" -- no, this is a MAJOR (and well deserved) SMACKDOWN!
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-12-12 00:14||
#2 Excluded from the new right-to-work legislation are police & firefighters unions. Also excluded are all state of Michigan employees, who are covered by the state civil service commission which alone has the constitutional power to set state employment practices.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-12-12 01:15||
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-12-12 01:17||
#4 Michigan has both the highest unionization and unemployment rates in the Midwest.
Gee I wonder if those two things re related? /sarc
Posted by OldSpook 2012-12-12 02:23||
#5 Already have violence caught on camera. It is long past time to carry guns and when the union thugs try to beat you and chase you away, shoot them. Dead.
Do not give these brownshirts a goddamn inch.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-12-12 02:27||
#6 I don't call it the extortion funded sector for nothing.
America Needs a "Robin Hood" to take from the over-large state and give back to the taxpayers.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-12-12 07:57||
#7 Next comes the multiple and continuous court challenges instigated by the unions and selected lefty judges.
Same MO as the leftards used in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2012-12-12 08:54||
#8 The Maha-Rushian Questionne' is to decide iff, under conditions of OWG-NWO + US-speciifc, extra/post-Nationalist, Sovereign OWG NAU starting in 2015 or ASAP afterward, DOES "RIGHT-TO-WORK" STILL HAVE A PLACE VEE "MANDATORY/
UNIVERSAL UNIONIZATION" IN THE GLOBALIST-SOCIALIST ECONOMY PREFERRED BY THE POWERS THAT BE.
Its been long obvious that Washington DC = USA is intended to [voluntarily?] give up sovereign power-n-suthority to the proposed OWG NAU - WHAT IS NOT CLEAR IS HOW MUCH POWER-N-AUTHORITY IS TO BE GIVEN UP WIDOUT DAMAGE TO THIS US CONSTITUTION, THE REPUBLIC, + LIBERAL OR PLURALIST DEMOCRACY, ETC.
ESPEC SINCE "VOLUNTARILY" IN MANY GLOBALISTS' VIEW DOESN'T SEEM TO BE SYNONYMOUS WID "NATIONAL VOTE/REFERENDUM" ON SAME BEFORE THE ELECTORATE OR MAINSTREAM - YOU KNOW, SOCIALIST-BELOVED "WILL OF THE PEOPLE".
Again, the US has NOT been in direct military confrontation wid a major nuclear power since the then-USSR back in the 1962 Cuban MIssle Crisis [under POTUS JFK], + the 1973 Yom Kippur War [under POTUS Nixon].
> CHINA in East Asia - East China Sea + South China Sea [+ Himalayas? DPRK/ Taiwan?].
> RUSSIA, + CHINA, oer Syria + Iran.
> IN FUTURE > OWG PRO-SHIA CALIPHATE/MUSLIM GLOBAL NUCLEAR SUPERPOWER WANNABE "NEO-PERSIANIST"? IRAN???
The assault of "Right-to-Work" vee Mandatory "National/Global Unionization"
is because the US Govt, Perts are uncertain how-n-iff a USA suborned under OWG NAU will be able to maintain the normal quality-of-life + econ productivity + prosperity as ordinary or mainstream Americans have known it under contemporary Nationalism + "Sole Sovereignty".
[2013 > "HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER" = "THIS WILL GET OUT OF CONTROL ... THIS WILL GET OUT OF CONTROL AND WE'LL [all] BE LUCKY JUST TO LIVE THROUGH IT"!].
Depending on what happens econ + overseas in "Perfect Storm" in 2013, 2014 = MAY SEE A NUMBER OF US STATE GOVTS, NOT JUST INDIVIDUAL US CITIZENS, DE FACTO PETITION THE BAMMER WHITE HOUSE + CONGRESS FOR FORMAL SECESSION = BREAKUP OF THE FEDERAL UNION OF THE STATES???
I've said it many times before - THE US AS A NATION OR GLOBAL SUPERPOWER, ETC. IS NOT IMMUNE OR INVINCIBLE FROM THE DYNAMIC FORCES OF HISTORY OR HUMANITY.
"Smart" Politics is NOT always good or proper Leadership, + under the right conditions or circumstances can be existentially dangerous.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-12-12 20:20||