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Mike Lester

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    These labor “protests” are getting increasingly violent and are turning off a lot of people that might otherwise be sympathetic to their cause. They will undoubtedly find a liberal judge that will rule against this anyway, why do they always think mob like protests are necessary?

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Some people are getting desperate trying to hold on to thier endangered lifestyle?

  3. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s going to be World War One Hundred and Eleven!

  4. nemo5012

    nemo5012 said, over 2 years ago

    check out the spelling on the sign, can’t miss the ironic meaning there

  5. Mike Lester

    Mike Lester GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @nemo5012

    WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Putting aside the justifications and criticisms of RTW, the way this legislation was implemented was just not ethical. Very little time was given for the public to learn and respond, what few in the public would have cared, and was signed into law by a Gov. who had told his voters he didn’t want to be involved with a divisive law at a time when his state was already in turmoil.
    However, that Gov is rightfully afraid of businesses not only avoiding Mich in favor of a RTW state like neighboring Indiana, but he is also afraid of companies leaving his state to go into Indiana.
    It is a sad and another example of a form of cannibalistic capitalism that is hurting small towns and small businesses all over the country. And big companies hoard money to protect themselves from hostile takeovers while workers and consumers pay the price of greed and bad legislation. And the legislators spin and twirl in the wind as they look for donations to their campaigns.
    On the financial implications, I understand why RTW is desired, but because of my own cynicism, I believe at its core, RTW is a way to reduce the influence of Unions on elections. A union without money can’t sue businesses for conducting themselves badly, nor can they efficiently organize to assist the Democrat candidates they have historically supported.
    Quick note- in 2014 and 2016, many of the superpacs that supported national elections are planning to focus on state and local elections. In states where judges are elected, we may soon see judges presiding over cases against people who helped them attain office. That will be awkward, and perhaps, corrupt, but under Citizen’s United, it won’t be illegal.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. D PB

    D PB said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    You are familiar with the NLRB right? Unions don’t have to sue, they use the NLRB to get what they want. Your point is lost on that one, unions use a very large percentage of their dues for political purposes.
    Long ago I opted out of the union I belonged to, as was my right. They wanted to charge me an agency fee, which is their right. They sent me the bill and I objected, the rate was essentially the same as the regular dues. I asked for an independent audit of the locals books to determine what the actual amount should be, only that amount used for collective bargaining. I received a call from the local president the next day where he negotiated a much lower dues amount, he wanted to keep the books of the local sealed.
    Wonder how many union members get to see the local’s books to get a real understanding of how their dues are spent.
    No one should have to join a union to work, compulsive union membership goes against all this country was built on.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ansonia Human behavior,good and bad, as well as the undesirable mob mentality can span all groups. It’s a human problem, not a politically isolated issue. As a physician, you psychology classes covered that I presume.

  9. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    What endangered lifestyle?

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @josefw

    You know, like buying food and having a house.

  11. denis1112

    denis1112 said, over 2 years ago

    Why are the unions against anyone making a living without paying them?Right to work states have much better economies then the union thug run states do like Michigan,California,New York,New Jersy.Where do the dims think those small businesses go when they leave their union workers paradise?Why do union haevy places all need bailouts?California ,the UAW and Detroit come to mind.

  12. nusbickel

    nusbickel said, over 2 years ago

    HILARIOUS!!!

  13. josefw

    josefw GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    How is changing to a RTW state endangering anyone’s lifestyle? In fact it may well improve it as it has in other states.

  14. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, over 2 years ago

    @josefw

    Really? So attempting to live off of minimum wage, working two part time jobs, with no benefits is “improving lifestyle”? Wow, the things you learn.

  15. Mike Lester

    Mike Lester GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Dear English Teacher, please see attached. Apology accepted. http://twitchy.com/2012/12/11/michigan-teacher-poses-in-front-of-misspelled-anti-synder-sign/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

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