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  • A pair of right-to-work bills are officially passed in Michigan to set the stage for new employees at General Motors (GM +0.3%), Ford (F -0.1%), and Chrysler (FIATY.PK) to skip around union fees. While labor groups are still making quite a bit of noise on the issue, the Big Three have been deathly quiet[View news story]
    I can't very well negotiate terms and conditions for my job on my own. The union made it possible for men and women to receive equal pay for equal work, demanded that people be qualified for the position in order to get the job in question without having to pay for it or be related to the boss. If the union goes away, so does most of middle class workers who will find poverty level wages unless they work 2 jobs.
    Dec 12, 2012. 03:47 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The right-to-work bill in Michigan awaiting Governor Snyder's signature won't have any impact on the bottom line of the Big Three anytime soon, but could pull at the thread of the organized labor movement in the state, according to analysts. With the unions able to flex their muscles with the Detroit automakers historically, the question now centers on if future labor negotiations could be influenced, if even just a shade?  [View news story]
    Like the United States of America is a union.
    Public employees are not slaves, they work for a living, just like in the private sector. The unions negotiate working conditions and wages for their members. Would workers do better if they negotiated individually for themselves, begging for crumbs?
    Dec 11, 2012. 03:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment