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2006 House Bill 5772: Make Michigan a "right to work" state
  1. Introduced by Rep. Leon Drolet (R) on March 1, 2006, to prohibit compelling an employee or prospective employee to join or financially support a union as a condition of employment. The bill would make Michigan a "right to work" state.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on March 1, 2006.

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Union's are a wage loss  by Anonymous Citizen on January 9, 2008 
If you are a skilled laborer working in a union you have no choice but to accept the wages the union decides for you. With the "right to work" the wage could be negotiated. Those who work get paid. Those who choose to sit idle by go home.

i take it you've never  by Anonymous Citizen on January 2, 2008 
been down south.

the standard of living is very much higher there than here.

without unions, employees can put more of their hard earned money into the things that make up their own personal version of the american dream.


why does  by Anonymous Citizen on January 2, 2008 
michigan NEED unions?

there are no sweatshops.

there are no 18 hour days.

there are no underage employees.

there are no 'workhouses'.

none of those things exist anymore.

the unions whine and complain that the workers will get shafted if the unions go away, then they shaft the workers for union dues. imagine how much money the employees could keep out of their paychecks if they didn't have to pay union dues.

they complain that the 'bad old bosses' will pay the employees less money, then they make the employees pay union dues to keep a job. imagine what the employees could afford on that smaller paycheck if they didn't have to pay union dues.

they complain that the employees don't get insurance coverage, then the charge extra to give the employees insurance AFTER the charge them union dues. imagine what kind of insurance the employees could afford if they didn't have to pay union dues.

i keep hearing what MIGHT happen, but never what HAS happened.

right to work states have more jobs than michigan. there is a MORAL there, the unions just don't see it.

good paying jobs are leaving michigan in droves, going to right to work states. there is a MORAL there, the unions just don't see it.

employees don't need the kind of 'protection' that the unions used to offer. there is a MORAL there, but the union slugs just don't see it.


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