Category Archives: Right-to-Work

Republican Legislator Admits Targeting Teachers Which Could Violate the U.S. Constitution

ShareIn 2011, Republicans dealt a serious blow to the collective bargaining process by passing a law (Public Act 4152 of 2011) that said state employees cannot get retroactive pay when a contract is settled.  This law essentially created an incentive … Continue reading

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No Foolin’: Mackinac Center Wants to Create a Second Class of Teachers

ShareThe Mackinac Center continues to put forth wild ideas in the name of “free market” and “limited government.”  Churning out propaganda paid for by the super rich Dick DeVos’ of the world wouldn’t be a problem if our inept state legislators were smart enough to … Continue reading

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Michigan Populists’ Top 5 Threats to Democracy in 2013

Share2013 Ranking (2012 Ranking) 1. (not listed) Governor Richard Snyder- It is one thing to be eccentric (call it a nerd if you want).  It is quite another to completely disregard this crucial fact; government is not a business.  States are democratic institutions.  Businesses … Continue reading

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How The Winners and Losers Nearly Clashed At The Capitol Tuesday

ShareWhen Governor Snyder set out to “reform” Michigan’s tax structure, he repeatedly said “let’s stop picking winners and losers, let’s start being fair.”   Snyder’s fairness did not extend to right-to-work legislation though.  Police and firefighters are exempt from the new … Continue reading

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Ten Telling Quotes from the Right-To-Work Blitzkrieg

ShareFrom the State House: 1. Democratic Representative Brandon Dillon of Grand Rapids spoke up in opposition of the legislation that Republicans are trying to rename “Freedom to Work.”  He called the legislation ”Freedom to Freeload” and expounded by saying ”with this bill, allowing people to benefit … Continue reading

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