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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    Well done. Michigan just made its crappy economy even worse.

  2. Dredpiraterobt$

    Dredpiraterobt$ said, over 1 year ago

    Spot ON!
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    Best of this subject!
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    Congratulations, Mr. Thompson!
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    BTW, child labor in THIS country was outlawed in 1938!
    It helped end the depression by reducing the supply of workers (supply and demand doncha know!)

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I’m guessing the guy in the blue suit has never done an honest days work in his life.

  4. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    Pay is lower in right to work states, Medicaid costs are higher, and the increase in inequality is much larger. Ohio — a union state — is doing better economically than any of its right-to-work neighbors, though admittedly its rich folks maybe aren’t doing quite as well.

  5. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ARodney

    Yes they closed the chrysler plant in twinsburg. Yes look at how well detroit is doing. And in ohio they have the honda plant and building another one non union. Sorry It will effect the government employees more that manufacturing

  6. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    There are people who post here for the fun of seeing their name in print. ARodney is a classic example. I can’t remember him ever posting anything that is factually true. As a troll he makes up his own facts. Since he posts from the left equally brain dead liberals, also blissfully free of any knowledge, frequently post congratulations to him. “I didn’t know 2+2=5”. “It’s those darn conservatives again lying that the sum should be 4.”

    Indiana, (right-to-work) under Republican leadership, has jumped so far ahead economically and with new jobs that Wisconsin, Ohio and now Michigan have been forced to move right in order to compete. Proof of failure of big brother unions- look at Detroit. Illinois has already died.

    Fewer than 7% of private workers belong to unions. Maybe the 93% know something the closing down of schools, hospitals, newspapers, transportation unions have forgotten. The public comes first.

  7. Himari Noihara

    Himari Noihara said, over 1 year ago

    @Libertarian1

    Sorry, the signal to noise ratio in your comment is too low to parse. Try again, and perhaps quote a reputable source.

  8. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    Membership by private workers in unions is 6.9%

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/28/business/union-membership-rate-fell-again-in-2011.html

    Indiana (a right-to-work-state) leads the nation in job growth

    http://www.wthr.com/Global/story.asp?S=12685388

  9. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    @Libertarian1

    Hiya Looney1! Union membership is going down due to the fact that Republicans in states like Michigan are adopting right to work laws, not because the public thinks that unions are bad things. Look at what Scott Walker did in Winsconsin for a reference on “union busting.”


    BTW try using a story that is more recent. For example CNNMoney reported that Indiana is having a hard time finding skilled factory workers because skilled workers want to get paid. I recently switched jobs and found out that some gifted forklift mechanics at the port are making $15 an hour when in a non RTW they could be making $40 an hour.

  10. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    @d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    With all due respect you are living proof why union membership is continuing its multi- year decline.

    Think of what you wrote. A state passes right-to-work and when given a free choice more and more workers elect not to join a union. You say if you put a gun toi their heads, workers will have to join a union, see how great we are. Your game has been exposed.

    What are you offering? $40/hour but of course no one will hire so all are out of work. $15/hour plentiful jobs.

    It is called Econ 101, the law of supply and demand. Indiana ia the hot mid-western state for jobs.

    If you want at least to pretend to be intelligent calling me looney is not the way to start. Of course you are bitter, the money you have stolen from employers because of a closed job is now gone. There is China, Korea, the South and immigrants. Employers, at last, have a choice, and you are yesterdays news. Adapt or die.

  11. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    @Libertarian1

    Okay Looney1 let’s try this again: The Wagner Act gave people the power to form unions in the work place, gave them bargaining power so they could ask for a raise when times were good, and concessions when time were bad (We’ll give up the annual bonus to save the company for example). This is why people joined unions: so you won’t get screwed over and you get what you deserve (see the specialized skill article I posted earlier to calm your empty rant down). Now when you add the Taft-Hartley act and Right to Work laws that take away a union’s bargaining power and basically renders them powerless, would anyone in their right mind keep paying dues to an entity that can’t protect them anymore? Of course not! Its common sense. Try using it some time and quit with the straw man arguments.


    As far as money is concerned it is also Econ 101 that if you pay someone $15 an hour to do a job that a skilled worker does for $40 an hour expect the following: defects in workmanship, unqualified workers, and of course a labor shortage. Again, read my article.


    BTW if you read my article you’ll also find that Indiana has to import specialized workers from OHIO and MICHIGAN, both of which are NOT right to work states.


    Thanks for playing Looney 1!

  12. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    You must have really hated it when Lincoln freed the slaves. It is so much easier to force workers against their will to join a union. Nothing in Taft-Hartley or Right-to-Work prevents the free association of workers in a union. They just can’t be forced to join against their will.

    Give them a reason to join. Obviously you can’t. Please supply any data showing higher quality from $40/hr workers than $15/hour workers. You have tried that bogus argument for years and it is so patently untrue that you are going with no job and they can’t get enough of $15 workers.

    Suggest you read the news from 2012 not 1934. Michigan is a right-to-work state.

  13. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    Just read an article discussing population growth and how House of Representative seats might be distributed come 2020. Fascinating. People tend to move to where the jobs are. Think strong union states and right to work states when reading these numbers. Conclusions are quote obvious. The stronger the unions in a state the more people the state loses.

    Winners: Arizona (1), California (1), Colorado (1), Florida (1), North Carolina (1), Texas (4), Virginia (+1).

    Losers: Alabama (-1), Illinois (-1), Michigan (-1), Minnesota (-1), New York (-1), Ohio (-1), Pennsylvania (-2), Rhode Island (-1), West Virginia (-1).

  14. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    @Libertarian1

    Once gain Looney1 read my article and quit with the ad hominem attacks (Lincoln, really?) and debunked statements (no one is forced to join a union if they don’t want to unless you can name a law that states otherwise, but knowing you you’ll simply say that it happens with no proof whatsoever). I never said that Taft-Hartley or RTW Laws prevented association of unions, I said that those laws destroy unions and the incentive for people to join them. You might want to see a doctor about that incoherency of yours.


    You’ve obviously never heard of Henry Ford and the effect a higher wage does to a company: skilled workers, reduced training costs, and of course a much more efficient workforce. To use your favorite phrase its Econ 101 buddy. BTW my articles are from 2012 and the laws were written in 1934 and still exist so quit with the red herring already. And BTW Michigan became a RTW state last week.

  15. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    @Libertarian1

    It’d be nice if I could read that article too.

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