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President Obama joined the debate about Michigan’s “right-to-work” law. “What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money,” Obama told workers during a visit to the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Michigan. He forgot to mention three important items.

  • The right-to-work law will put unemployed people in Michigan back to work. Given the choice, investments into new factories prefer right-to-work states.
  • Under the two-class system negotiated by the UAW, new hires already make much less money.
  • In a right-to-work state, workers have the right yo work for more money, because they cannot be forced to pay union dues.

According to Reuters, “the new laws are not expected to have much immediate impact because existing union contracts would be preserved, they could, over time, further weaken the UAW, which has already seen its influence wane in negotiating with the major automakers.”

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Soon, The UAW Might Call A Right To Work State Home http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/soon-the-uaw-might-call-a-right-to-work-state-home/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/soon-the-uaw-might-call-a-right-to-work-state-home/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:04:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469326

This is going to be interesting: Michigan lawmakers are expected to introduce right-to-work legislation today,  Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder is for it, the UAW, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan is fiercely against it.

Hundreds of unionized workers converged on the state capital of Lansing today to voice (loudly) their opposition against the law. Reuters already talks about a repeat of Wisconsin where a similar law in 2011 “sparked massive protests and unsuccessful efforts to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker.”

Michigan had the fifth highest percentage of workers in the country who are union members in 2011, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

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