The governor of Michigan is a bold and true leader. Gov. Rick Snyder has led as a leader should. This is what leaders are elected do. Too many elected officials today just don’t lead. They wait on polls and follow them with no conviction.
Unfortunately, the governor of Michigan is leading in a harmful way. The right to work but not be a part of a union at a unionized job site is going to cause a lot of problems. The biggest issue will not be Republicans gaining seats and winning elections because the unions won’t have money to run Democratic candidates — there is a greater price.
People will be on the job seeking out who is and who is not paying union dues. In the ’60s there was a place in Birmingham, Ala., called Hayes Aircraft. The jobs were union jobs, but people had the right not to join the union. The same was true for the coal mines in this right-to-work state. It made people hate and hurt one another.
The hope is all this will turn around as people pressure the governor and newly elected legislators after the new year to undo this bad piece of legislation.