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2011 House Bill 4205: Repeal fire and police binding arbitration law
  1. Introduced by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on February 8, 2011, to repeal the law that mandates binding arbitration in labor disputes between municipalities and police or firefighter unions (“PA 312” of 1969).
    • Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on February 8, 2011.


Re: 2011 House Bill 4205 (Repeal fire and police binding arbitration law )  by TaterSalad on February 21, 2012 

 Here is an article brought to you by your typical Public Union thug boss who likes to rip off the taxpayers.  Brings yet another meaning to the term...........Right to Work State.......which would eliminate this type of fleecing of the taxpayers!



Re: 2011 House Bill 4205 (Repeal fire and police binding arbitration law )  by gypsy on May 29, 2011 

May I suggest to you MikeCPA, that being for unions and workers is not anti American. Nor is it Marxist, communist, or socialist. Matter of fact, it is American.

Unions didn't kill our economy, tax cuts for the rich, two unfunded wars, an unfunded medicare drug plan, and unregulated banking did. Michigan was helped along that path by incompetent management in the auto industry. Union concessions were inadequate in countering the effects on the auto industry of bad management.

May I suggest your reading list to include some Paul Krugman, and maybe less time spent listening to Glen Beck. That should be easier now.

Re: 2011 House Bill 4205 (Repeal fire and police binding arbitration law )  by MikeCPA on May 29, 2011 

Anti-union is actually pro-worker.  Union workers in Michigan are only about 16.5 percent of total wrokforce, and in decline.  It's no secret that unions in Michigan have been a factor in killing our economy, by driving labor costs up at everyone else's expense.  Eliminating the union effect would bring people, business and jobs back to Michigan - this is pro-worker!

And it's not even a Republican-Democrat thing, it's a socialist-communist-Marxist vs Founding Principles-Freedom debate.  If the unions had to tell the truth and couldn't use brute force on taxpayers, they would disappear.

Gypsy, I think you have been reading too much union, Marxist propaganda.  I suggest you read up on Frederic Bastiat and Milton Friedman.

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