PhotOH! "Right to work" is a lie. It's union-busting, middle class-destroying, corporate-loving GOP sleazebag time in Michigan!



It's union-busting, middle class-destroying, corporate-loving Republican sleazebag time in Michigan! And thanks to Gov. Rick Snyder and his pals in the state legislature, Michigan is becoming as anti-union as it is anti-choice.

H/t for the photo to Laura Conaway at The Maddow Blog who writes:

The image up top comes from the Overpass Light Brigade in Wisconsin, who write: "We Wisconsinites understand exactly what’s going on in Michigan. Right to work is deceptively named. It kills wages and destroys the middle class."

Unions “were put in place to fight for employees, not to protect the employer”.

I repeat, this isn't about money, salaries, dollars, cents, raises, pay cuts, or paychecks… it’s about democracy. It’s about crushing unions so that the middle class goes bye-bye. It’s about greed and whittling down the Democratically inclined union voters. It’s about single party rule, and that party doesn’t start with a D.

More from the Maddow Blog here.

And here's a brutal Detroit Free Press editorial against King Ricky, a paper that endorsed him in 2010: A failure of leadership: Snyder's about-face on right-to-work betrays voters.

P.S., courtesy of Daily Kos's TheNewDeal00Follow, Thank a Union: 36 Ways Unions Have Improved Your Life. But Republicans don't care about, you know, people. To them, it's all about profits, cronyism, and power.

36 Reasons Why You Should Thank a Union

All Breaks at Work, including your Lunch Breaks
Paid Vacation
Sick Leave
Social Security
Minimum Wage
Civil Rights Act/Title VII (Prohibits Employer Discrimination)
8-Hour Work Day
Overtime Pay
Child Labor Laws
Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA)
40 Hour Work Week
Worker's Compensation (Worker's Comp)
Unemployment Insurance
Workplace Safety Standards and Regulations
Employer Health Care Insurance
Collective Bargaining Rights for Employees
Wrongful Termination Laws
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Whistleblower Protection Laws
Employee Polygraph Protect Act (Prohibits Employer from using a lie detector test on an employee)
Veteran's Employment and Training Services (VETS)
Compensation increases and Evaluations (Raises)
Sexual Harassment Laws
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
Holiday Pay
Employer Dental, Life, and Vision Insurance
Privacy Rights
Pregnancy and Parental Leave
Military Leave
The Right to Strike
Public Education for Children
Equal Pay Acts of 1963 & 2011 (Requires employers pay men and women equally for the same amount of work)
Laws Ending Sweatshops in the United States