Gov. Snyder has been my kind of leader since the nerd became governor. Like Coleman A. Young when he was mayor of Detroit, the governor didn’t stick his finger in the air to see which way the wind was blowing to make a decision.
On the bridge to Canada the governor didn’t say, “Hey I’m your leader, let me up front.” As a leader, he led and fought off all the troublemakers. I am disappointed that the Detroit News is reporting that he has been forced to put the right-to-work legislation on his agenda. Hopefully, it will not come before this legislative session ends, but according to the News, it is coming. This means the vote to save the middle class on Nov. 6 was lost in Michigan.
The Obama reelection is all about saving the middle class. White men that voted for Obama in the Midwest voted based on class, not race. More than 400,000 white men in the Midwest didn’t vote according to Romney pollsters because they didn’t want to vote for a black man, but they couldn’t vote for a white man that wasn’t a union man.
There are 671,000 union workers in Michigan; they make up 17.5 percent of the wages earned in the state. There are 14 million union workers in the United States. Union members all need to be ready to close down everything by way of peaceful protest. Michigan will be state 24 with right-to-work laws, but it will not be the last if union members and their families are not ready to protest big time.
Dear governor: Lead, don’t follow.
For clarity, “right-to-work” is a statute in the United States of America that prohibits union security agreements, or agreements between labor unions and employers that govern the extent to which an established union can require employees’ membership, payment of union dues, or fees as a condition of employment, either before or after hiring. Right-to-work laws exist in 23 U.S. states, mostly in the southern and western United States. Such laws are allowed under the 1947 federal Taft–Hartley Act.