Reaping What you Sow: Unions Reap Their Own Bitter Harvest in Michigan

11 Dec 2012, 3:17 PM PDT

Perhaps more surprising than the measure's passage, though, is it's genesis. The new law is the direct result of an epic strategic miscalculation by the state's union bosses.

Spooked by the success Gov. Walker was having in reforming the state's public sector unions, unions in MI hatched a plan to put an initiative on the November ballot. The initiative would enshrine public sector collective bargaining rights in the state constitution. GOP Gov. Rick Synder, who largely has governed as a moderate, warned the unions not to push the initiative. He even threatened to bring up the right to work (RTW) issue if they went forward with the ballot measure. 

The unions obviously rejected this advice. A knowledgeable source close to the events in Michigan told Breitbart News that almost immediately after the unions launched their initiative a small group of activists, legislators and businesses began meeting to plot a legislative strategy for the RTW bill.  

58% of Michiganders voted against the union initiative. The unions had spent tens of millions of their members' dues promoting the initiative. Yet, the same electorate that strongly backed Barack Obama's reelection and increased Democrats' standing at all levels of government overwhelmingly opposed the unions. 

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Hay, unions  go jump in lake Michigan

Let there be no doubt, unions have outlived their usefulness.  If there is any quesion of the destructive nature of unions, visit Detroit.

The unions served a good purpose, until they got too much power.  Business after business has been forced to seek lower cost environments, more control over the operation of their business, and even their survivability, whether in the U.S. or not. 

Now, the union leaders, communists all, use the unions to fund and enhance their power and control.  They nearly own the federal government.

Fortunately, the legislature and Governor of Michigan has said, enough is enough.  Even the thugs that are protesting, today, will be the benefactors! 

The birthplace of unions today, freedom for the rest of the country, tomorrow.  Maybe not New York and Illinois, but who cares?

 

 

Guess the unions are just smarter then everyone else, to smart to listen. How's that working for you AFL/CIO, UAW etc.

The unions, especially the public sector unions, have become a political entity in and of themselves. Their primary job in their formation was to protect and serve their members, not to be a union dues bank account for liberal progressives who in the end are causing the loss of most of the American jobs now going overseas to less productive companies who it seems can hire three and even four or more workers at cheaper costs.

Go to an American auto factory and look at how many foreign cars are in their parking lots then come back and tell me how caring the workers at that company think the product they produce is better. And if their answer is it is cheaper, then tell them the worker overseas who produced that car worked for cheaper and even in some respects slave wages.  

At some time the truth must be clear. The American worker can out produce any other countries worker but with our technology outracing the need for in house workers it is clear that we cannot increase our wage scale and perks to a point where our far superior production is undercut by a massive foreign workforce that is paid in pennies and without the perks and high pension costs our companies have to provide.

the unions are wallowing in their own greed and corruption, and the american public have become much wiser in the union games. they hide behind protecting the workers, but in reality they have become a political force that takes union dues, and recycles it into the democrat party, and the worker has no sayso, on where the dues go. all of this money supports obama, and the washington lobbyist. all of the union honchos are very wealthy...and it has turned into one of the most biggest money laundering scams in the united states.

The pro-union members/workers deserve what they get also. The RTW workers are many times better workers, do a better job and dependable. Most pro-union workers I know are haughty in their work. Majority take advantage of the employers: call in when needed most (non sickness), make unreasonable demands and display superiority toward management and other employees. Nurses who join unions are only interested in MONEY and making trouble, they also have an arrogant attitude. These Nuerses can not be trusted!

THEY GOT WHAT THEY PLANTED,,,? "REAP WHAT YOU SOW"...? That means that these intellectual union bosses harvested what they got

The unions thought that they were "untouchable" with their "boy" in the WH!  Sorry dudes, your "boy" has to start losing sometime; it is simply inevitable!  For me, the sooner the better!

This is the first time I've laughed out loud in a long time. This is absolutely great. Not even Obummer could turn this decision around! LOL

I didn't know that they actually harvest anything other than Union thugs and corruptocrats in Michigan. Because they sure don't harvest anything of a food substance do they? My heart goes out to my fellow comrades and citizens in that area as well as a Governor with sanity!

I've been seeing the erroneous use of this phrase, "reap what you sew," a bit too often lately. I hope people will use the correct phrase, "reap what you sow," in order to maintain a semblance of erudition.

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