As yet another state shakes off the yoke of union extortion and political slavery (Collective bargaining? Really? Nothing like "bargaining" with legislators YOU spent a fortune to elect!) one has to wonder: how long before even the Soviet Socialist Republic of Washington wises up and gets rid of these leech organizations?
Unions are upset, but there's fortunately not one damned thing they can do about it.
Imagine how weak the 617,000-strong UAW will get... imagine how many billions the taxpayers of this country would have saved if Obama hadn't felt compelled to steal out money to pay those unions off... and how many billions we'd have saved if, as I had hoped, GM had just been allowed to go under.
No matter. This is another step in the journey of a Union Emancipation Proclamation; long overdue and quite enjoyable.
Michigan right-to-work debate expected to draw thousands of protesters
By CHARLES CRUMM/Digital First Media Posted: 12/10/12 04:42 pm
Debbie Nault from the Michigan Nurses Association stands with other members of the association on the state Capitol steps in Lansing, Mich., Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, protesting right-to-work legislation. Organizers say the gathering was meant to symbolize the silencing of unions that nurses say will happen should the legislation become law.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)More:
Thousands of protesters are expected in Lansing Tuesday as the Michigan Legislature takes up final passage of right-to-work laws.
The city of Lansing has closed streets around the Capitol in anticipation of protests against the legislation, and the number of protesters is expected to be much larger than last Thursday. Tight security is also expected within the Capitol, the scene of several arrests last week.
Opponents of right-to-work laws plan to meet early on the west side of the Capitol. Lawmakers are scheduled to start their session at 10 a.m., earlier than usual.
The Legislature was out of session Monday and there was little going on around the Capitol, said John Truscott of Truscott Rossman, a lobbying group with offices across the street.