While the objections of both Mr. McNeilly and Representative Rogers are understandable the furor they are exhibiting seems unjust given their past actions.
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On the agenda for the Michigan House Oversight Committee today was a discussion of Taylor Public Schools recent contract extension of. . . 10 years. There wasn’t much discussion, however, as nobody from Taylor Public Schools bothered to show up.
President Obama made a non-union, diesel power-train plant in right-to-work North Carolina the first stop in his post-State of the Union tour touting American manufacturing. Not surprisingly, the White House made no mention of these inconvenient facts. Indeed, the Canadian-owned Linamar facility outside of Asheville contradicts the entire industrial policy that Obama has made the … Continue Reading →
The debate over right to work in Michigan has overlooked a significant fact. Popular perception is of Big Labor at big corporations – but, in fact, only a small minority of the private sector remains unionized. Only 11.3 percent of wage and salary workers in the U.S. are unionized. The percentage of unionized private sector … Continue Reading →
With anti-right to work Big Labor protestors buzzing the Capital grounds before Governor Snyder’s State of State address Wednesday, the media was braced for RTW fireworks inside the House chamber. But One Tough Nerd didn’t mention RTW in his comments – opaquely referring only to “a divisive time” at the end of the year “that … Continue Reading →
The Nerd mimics The Knife. Rick Snyder’s gubernatorial twin, Indiana Businessman-Governor Mitch “The Knife” Daniels, for years vowed that he had no interest in signing a right-to-work bill. Like Snyder, Daniels saw it as an unnecessarily divisive issue that impeded his budget reform priorities. Yet when Indiana’s right-to-work bill crossed Daniels’ desk this January, The … Continue Reading →