Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Way To Go Michigan!

Right to work!  Right on!!

Workers in Michigan can now work without being forced to pay union dues if they don't want to join the union.  No longer will they be forced to pay dues that can be used to support political candidates that they don't support. This makes perfect sense to Texans and several other states who have had this basic right for years.  Apparently, it didn't to many union workers and their union management.

The reason is obvious for union management.  Their gravy train might get derailed.  Most union workers have no exposure to the costs associated with the luxury of being in their union because their dues are taken from their paychecks before they ever see them.  I would love to see how many union members would continue to pay their dues if it was not deducted from their checks and they had to actually write a check or hand the cash over to their union reps.  I dare say most all of them would opt out.

The fireworks are just beginning to spark in Michigan, but this is a good start.  I'm holding my breath to see if an activist judge will try to invalidate the State's decision.