Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 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. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

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

  3. nemo5012

    nemo5012 said, almost 4 years ago

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

  4. Mike Lester

    Mike Lester GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @nemo5012

    WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 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.

  6. D PB

    D PB said, almost 4 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.

  7. josefw

    josefw said, almost 4 years ago

    What endangered lifestyle?

  8. nusbickel

    nusbickel said, almost 4 years ago

    HILARIOUS!!!

  9. josefw

    josefw said, almost 4 years ago

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

  10. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 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.

  11. Mike Lester

    Mike Lester GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 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

  12. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “Why do union heavy places all need bailouts?California ,the UAW and Detroit come to mind.”

    The latest of the blatant remarks, testament to the current municipal problems with budgets, unions, declining business revenues, asking for “quid pro quo” from Obama. Video of Detroit city council session. I know many won’t like the link, but it wasn’t available on a “non-partisan” web site.

    http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/20264712/detroit-councilwoman-to-obama-we-supported-you-now-support-us

  13. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 4 years ago

    This country’s financial problems are WAY too big to blame them on labor unions. Fraudulent mortgaged-backed securities, lowering taxes during unbudgeted wars and non-reciprocal trade agreements with China are much higher on the list. Let’s place the blame where it belongs.

  14. josefw

    josefw said, almost 4 years ago

    @Rottiluv

    Give me the name of one current union worker thug in MI, that’s getting a cut in pay.

  15. freemarkets

    freemarkets said, almost 4 years ago

    Wonderfully sad strip. My kids’ teachers have been unable to spell correctly, and the fact that teachers are, on average, C- students in college brings to mind the truism about government workers. You know, if you can’t get a real job….

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