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  • Obama’s Union Sloganeering No Match for Facts

    Posted on Dec 11, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    For the past week we’ve heard from breathless activists and politicians and biased journalists ranting about the Michigan legislature and governor moving to give the state’s citizens the freedom to work. Add the President of the United States to that list. According to the White House transcript, Barack Obama told a crowd in Michigan: [W]hat we shouldn’t be doing is trying […]

  • Michigan Union Numbers Never Seem to Add Up

    Posted on Dec 10, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    After taking a few days to digest what is happening in Michigan, labor is still nauseous. Labor and its allies are hoping to keep their anger about the inevitable right-to-work law in the limelight with a visit from President Obama today. Over the weekend, some newspapers began to write the obituaries for unions in Michigan while those favoring forced […]

  • Following Right-to-Work Approval, Michigan’s Forecast is Blustery with a Chance of Paranoia

    Posted on Dec 07, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    It may only be a number of days before Michigan—that’s right, Michigan, the home of the labor movement—becomes a right-to-work state As the Detroit News (dramatically) reports: The birthplace of the nation’s modern-day labor movement moved closer to becoming the nation’s 24th right-to-work state after bills Gov. Rick Snyder vowed to sign into law passed their first […]

  • Number 24? Michigan Goes Full Steam Ahead with Right to Work

    Posted on Dec 06, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    The end of the Michigan legislative session looks like it will be anything but “lame.” Republicans, including Governor Rick Snyder, have come out in support of “freedom to work” legislation that they hope will pass before the end of the year. The legislation will give all employees the right to work without having to pay any union […]