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Right to work law fouls Michigan ‘This legislation is petty and vindictive politics at its most disgusting’

LANSING – Michigan…a right-to-work state? ..

Snyder lays waste to a law he doesn't grasp


Don’t be fooled, Michigan: ‘right to work’ is just plain wrong

Michigan’s Republican-controlled House and Senate forced through “right-to-work” legislation on Dec. 6, making the Great Lakes State the latest battleground over worker rights. The move, of course, comes after recent GOP-led anti-union measures were passed in Wisconsin and Indiana. Michigan stands to join 23 other states with RTW laws, which make it illegal for collective bargaining agreements to require nonunion employees to pay fees (even though these nonunion employees get all of the same benefits as their unionized peers under negotiated contracts). ..

A bare-knuckle blast from One Brutal Nerd

He’s the definition of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. ..

RTW in Michigan: They said it:

Following are comments from state and national pundits on Michigan’s historic status as the nation’s latest – and unlikeliest – right-to-work state. ..



Election’s over, time to focus on regaining union market share

Across America, voters said “Yes” to Barack Obama ‘s vision  to move our nation forward by investing in America and re-building our country from the middle out. ..

It’s ready, aim, wait for potential state right-to-work law

LANSING – As we went to press on Dec. 4, there was no right-to-work law in Michigan. But by the time you read this, there could be. ..

RTW: ‘it will unleash as rancorous a legislative battle as the Capitol has seen in modern times’

If and when a right-to-work law is adopted in Michigan, it will be the result of classic backroom politics, with only Republican lawmakers in the room. ..

Old and new school buildings revitalize academic campus

FLINT – The timing proved just right for coordinated moves by the Michigan School for the Deaf and Powers Catholic High School, resulting in the renovation of an iconic school building, construction of new or renovated educational space for both schools, and a revitalized 67-acre educational campus. ..