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JOHN FUND:: What Next for Right-to-Work? – NRO

By at December 13, 2012 | 2:04 pm

JOHN FUND:: What Next for Right-to-Work? – NRO

By John Fund -- Conservative groups are vowing to follow up on their stunning success in passing a right-to-work law in Michigan with efforts to do the same in other states. But don’t expect the next domino to fall anytime soon. Unions have enough support for now from moderate Republicans in GOP-controlled states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania to block ... Go To Article

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NRO EDITORS:: Michigan’s Modest Labor Reform – NRO

By at December 13, 2012 | 12:25 am

NRO EDITORS:: Michigan’s Modest Labor Reform – NRO

By The Editors -- Michigan has passed a modest labor reform, and the result has been threats and violence from Democratic elected officials and their union henchmen. While this is deplorable, it is not surprising: Organized labor’s business model is mechanically identical to extortion, and it is in the nature of the extortionist’s trade to resort to violence when ... Go To Article

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UNIONS: Michigan Approves Union Curbs – WSJ

By at December 12, 2012 | 12:35 am

UNIONS: Michigan Approves Union Curbs – WSJ

By MATTHEW DOLAN and KRIS MAHER, Dec. 11, 2012 LANSING, Mich.—The Republican governor of Michigan signed a pair of so-called right-to-work bills Tuesday night, dealing unions a major setback in a state that was the crucible of the modern organized-labor movement. Earlier, two votes in the GOP-controlled state House approved bills to allow workers in unionized ... Go To Article

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MICHIGAN LAWMAKERS pass ‘right-to-work’ law [VIDEO LINK] « Watchdog News

By at December 12, 2012 | 12:00 am

MICHIGAN LAWMAKERS pass ‘right-to-work’ law [VIDEO LINK] « Watchdog News

By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org, Dec. 11, 2012 LANSING — Overcoming the large crowds that have descended upon the capital, Michigan House members approved legislation allowing workers to freely decide whether they wish to pay union dues as a condition of employment. Fights have broken out in front of the Capitol, and at least one warming tent has been torn ... Go To Article

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BYRON YORK: Dems in all-out fight for union power in Michigan | WashEx

By at December 11, 2012 | 12:42 am

BYRON YORK: Dems in all-out fight for union power in Michigan | WashEx

Byron York, December 10, 2012 While Washington obsesses about the "fiscal cliff," there are potentially more consequential events taking place far from the halls of Congress. In a move that rivals and perhaps surpasses the decision to limit organized labor's collective bargaining powers in Wisconsin, Republican lawmakers in Michigan are expected to pass final ... Go To Article

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MICHIGAN PROTEST unlikely to stop right-to-work laws | Reuters

By at December 11, 2012 | 12:00 am

MICHIGAN PROTEST unlikely to stop right-to-work laws | Reuters

By Bernie Woodall -- LANSING, Michigan | Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:15pm EST (Reuters) - Republicans are likely to approve contentious "right-to-work" measures in the union stronghold of Michigan on Tuesday despite thousands of people converging on the state capital to protest proposed laws they say would lower wages and hurt workers. Organizers expect as many as 10,000 ... Go To Article

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RIGHT-TO-WORK bills pass in Lansing | The Detroit News

By at December 7, 2012 | 9:57 am

RIGHT-TO-WORK bills pass in Lansing | The Detroit News

BY KAREN BOUFFARD AND CHAD LIVENGOOD -- Lansing — The birthplace of the nation's modern-day labor movement moved closer to becoming the nation's 24th right-to-work state after bills Gov. Rick Snyder vowed to sign into law passed their first hurdles in the Republican-controlled Legislature on Thursday. The House and Senate each passed bills on the same day they ... Go To Article

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RIGHT TO WORK:: Lame duck session might yield right to work legislation in heavily unionized state | Washington Free Beacon

By at December 6, 2012 | 9:54 am

RIGHT TO WORK:: Lame duck session might yield right to work legislation in heavily unionized state | Washington Free Beacon

BY: Bill McMorris December 6, 2012 5:00 am -- One of the nation’s most heavily unionized states may soon become one of the largest right-to-work states in the country, a development welcomed by some union members. Terry Bowman, a 16-year member of the United Auto Workers Union and founder of Union Conservatives, spent Tuesday lobbying Michigan lawmakers to pass ... Go To Article

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BYRON YORK: After victory, liberals want income redistribution | WashEx

By at November 27, 2012 | 12:45 am

BYRON YORK: After victory, liberals want income redistribution | WashEx

By Byron York, November 26, 2012 -- During the campaign it was commonplace to note that President Obama didn't have much of a second-term agenda. Beyond his desire to raise taxes on higher earners, most of the president's platform amounted to a promise to "not go back" -- that is, to protect the accomplishments of his first term. But Obama's liberal supporters do ... Go To Article

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EXAMINER EDITORIAL:: A re-elected Obama rewards his Big Labor friends | WashEx

By at November 26, 2012 | 11:17 am

EXAMINER EDITORIAL:: A re-elected Obama rewards his Big Labor friends | WashEx

Let no one say that President Obama doesn't remember his friends. Shortly after Big Labor took credit for the get-out-the-vote efforts in key swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, Obama began doing his Christmas shopping for the unions. Earlier this month, the Associated Press reported that the Labor Department will introduce a new rule requiring ... Go To Article

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