Union Mobs Attack in Michigan
Yesterday Michigan’s state house became the latest to pass a Right-to-Work Bill that is expected to be signed by Governor Rick Snyder within the week. Union participation in Michigan is among the highest in the country, with 17.5% of workers unionized. President Obama visited the state Monday to show his support of unions and demonize those opposed to them.
What we shouldn’t be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and work conditions. These so called right to work laws, they don’t have to do with economics — they have everything to do with politics. What they’re really doing is trying to talk about the right to work for less money.
The new bill bans mandatory union dues, meaning more money will go to employees instead of unions who often write contracts for employers making union participation mandatory for employment. So how did union members react to the news that they might have a choice of whether or not to pay their unions? With massive protesting and violence of course! Thousands descended on the Capital in Lansing, including school teachers, causing schools across Michigan to close for the day. Americans For Prosperity, who support Right-To-Work, were also on the scene, but not for long. Protestors surrounded their large tent chanting and, after destroying the property inside, tore it down; leaving people trapped under the remains. Then while cheering, one protestor took out his knife and cut through the downed tent. The union members followed their destruction by turning their rage on Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder, who was physically assaulted for asking why they opposed the Right-To-Work bill.
Prior to the incidents, Democratic state Representative Douglas Geiss had shouted on the house floor that blood would be shed should the bill pass. We guess the union mobs were just answering his call to violence.