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@KerriTang Sorry Kerri- but you don't know what you are talking about. 1. Vance Muse "invented" the right to work law. Please learn your history. Here:
2. Kerri wrote: " There is nothing- not one thing in this new work law that infringes on anyone":? Then you haven't read the law and don't understand what right to work laws do. This new work law creates a new crime. The crime created is that it will now be illegal for two private parties (an employer, and the legal representative of their employees) to enter into a private contract which has employees contribute towards the expenses of the organization that legally must represent them. Now this will be a CRIME. That infringes on private contract law and personal liberty. If you can't see that, you are blind.
3. Kerri wrote: "If you don't want to pay dues, you don't have to. If you want to, you can." Excuse me, but once again you are showing you don't have a clue. You don't have to pay dues today if you don't want to. You never have had to pay dues if you didn't want to. Instead, the federal law has, since 1948, allowed you to opt out of paying dues, and instead, pay a smaller "agency fee" for the cost of the representation you receive.
What right-to-work legislation does is prevent people from having to pay ANY amount, even though under federal law, the Union MUST represent that person. All right-to-work laws do are interfere with private contractual law and are intended to weaken/destroy Unions.
4. Kerri said "My son just quit his union, is not paying dues right now. In the last eight years they have done NOTHING for him, but collected $2,000 a year from him." So, your son learned from you to mooch off others, did he? Your son must have made fairly good wages if he paid $2,000 in dues. In Unions, it is the members who set the dues schedule. SO if he made $75,000 a year, he would be obtaining the benefit of those Union negotiated wages, and probably Union negotiated sick leave, annual leave, and contractual working conditions, and now you expect the Union to provide the same service for him for nothing? Employees always have the opportunity to decertify the Union if they so choose. All it takes is the majority to vote to do so.
In the meantime, I suggest YOU go to school and learn the racist history of right-to-work laws, and their impact on reducing wages and benefits for employees.
We would be a much better country if we had much stronger Unions in every sector.
2 years, 1 month ago on The I-500 Race Returns to Sault Ste. Marie
@Sault Ste Marie MI CVB - I already saw the blog post, and I commented several times- go read it yourself SSM. "Pure Michigan" now has been destroyed by Mr. Finney, it now stands for racism. Anything advertised with a "pure michigan" logo is now representing the evil right-to-work contamination of greed and racism. No thanks. I'll stay the hell away from anything with a "pure michigan" logo from here on out- including your race.
2 years, 2 months ago on The I-500 Race Returns to Sault Ste. Marie
@Howard M Sharper - Yes Mr. Sharper you are correct, the MEDC has decided to make "Pure Michigan" it's new "right-to-work" vehicle. If you study the history of "right-to-work" laws, you'll find they trace back to Mr. Lance Muse, a Texas racist who wanted to prevent the mixing of the races within a Union. That's what "right-to-work" is all about- and that is what "Pure Michigan" is now associated with for thousands of Michigan families and workers. Thanks to Mike Finney for stealing the good name of "Pure Michigan" and placing it at the top of "right-to-work" advertising, Mr. Finney is now broadcasting, for the world, that the "pure" in "Pure Michigan" now stands for racial purity.
This is the image being portrayed by the MEDC to the world.
2 years, 2 months ago on Marketing Michigan's Business Strengths
@canary Clearly they don't get it. "Pure Michigan" brand has been damaged and is sinking quickly. Sad, sad day for Michigan.
"FIRE MIKE FINNEY!"
Sorry, but the sudden connection of "Pure Michigan" with the "Right-to-work" racism leaves a sickening feeling in my stomach. Now, every time I see "pure Michigan" the first thing that comes to mind is Vance Muse, father of the right-to-work movement, who said: "From now on, white women and white men will be forced into organizations with black African apes whom they will have to call ‘brother’ or lose their jobs."— Vance Muse, founder of the "right to work" anti-labor campaign.
Now I connect the "Pure Michigan" campaign with racism. Sorry, but that includes the I-500 race, now contaminated with the link to "pure Michigan". MEDC- you have DESTROYED the "Pure Michigan" brand with your "right-to-work" destruction.
PURE MICHIGAN has now been fatally contaminated with the taint of "freedom to freeload" racism. The father of the right-tto-work" legislation was Vance Muse, who, in the 1940's, said this: ""From now on, white women and white men will be forced into organizations with black African apes whom they will have to call ‘brother’ or lose their jobs." — Vance Muse, founder of the "right to work" anti-labor campaign The full story behind "right-to-work": https://www.nsfwcorp.com/dispatch/right-to-work
PURE MICHIGAN advertising right-to-work connects every featured business, with the ugliness of 1940''s cross burnings of the KKK. Thanks Pure Michigan MEDC for screwing up so badly.
2 years, 2 months ago on New Pure Michigan License Plates Unveiled