Sunday, December 2, 2012

In the recent election, Michigan voters overwhelmingly rejected an attempt by union bosses to "turn back the clock" on Gov. Rick Snyder's reforms.
Pushed primarily by UAW President Bob King, Prop. 2 would have rolled back many of the reforms that Snyder has signed into law effecting government workers' collective bargaining agreements, and prevented the legislature from putting any restrictions or limitations on future government-union collective bargaining agreements.
Voters saw Prop. 2 for what it was: A power grab by greedy union bosses.
Now we have an opportunity to continue moving forward with giving individual workers the freedom to choose whether they want to join a union and pay dues or not. Without a right-to-work law, workers in Michigan can be forced to financially support a union as a condition of employment.
Unions accomplished much for blue-collar workers decades ago, but have now become detrimental to job creation in heavily unionized areas as more and more businesses and jobs move to right-to-work states to avoid the excessive demands and labor costs associated with forced unionization.
Neither workers nor taxpayers should be fooled by the divisive rhetoric that will be shouted by the union bosses and their foot soldiers as the effort to pass right to work in Michigan moves forward

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