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Right to work makes sense

January 2, 2013

As Michigan legislators were debating a “right to work” measure, since approved and signed into law, labor union officials proclaimed it was a dastardly assault on workers’ rights to unionize....

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bububud

Jan-03-13 1:03 PM

"Right to work" only gives all of the rights to the employer! As unions have declined, so have wages, benefits and working conditions. Look for further attacks on the American worker!

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Anderson

Jan-03-13 3:11 PM

Too many American workers were cossetted outside a competitive world while the US economy and its industries were basically free from foreign competition as other, devastated countries were rebuilding after WWII, so unions with closed shops got wage increases far beyond those justified by increases in productivity, all at the expense of workers in more competitive sectors whether organized or not - not to mention work rules that directly restricted future productivity increases. Now those cossetted workers - and the rest of the country's workers with them - are paying the piper for the excessive demands of such as the politically powerful US auto workers as led by the Reuther brothers and their successors. Too bad, but entirely predictable if one knew the sad history of the railway brotherhoods.

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TAXEDENOUGH

Jan-03-13 4:22 PM

It is used strickly to break unions. Look at who backs this law with money in every state that has closed shops. It is not about the individual because as soon as the unions are lost companies will screw their employees because they will be employees at will and will have to bow before their king to keep their jobs. The unions brought us out of third world treatment of workers and the Republican party wants to bring it back for workers.

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jamesf

Jan-03-13 8:01 PM

Who owns the company? The unions or the people who started it? Don't like your job? Quit.

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Anderson

Jan-05-13 3:06 PM

The first napalm raid on Tokyo burned out 16 square miles with a great deal more efficiency than 70 years it took for the UAW to lay waste to the 12 square miles of Detroit that our community development types now want to turn into vegetable gardens - just like the railway right-of-ways in Europe after WWII, but without a bomb dropped.

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