Archive for the ‘MICHIGAN’ Category

Sep
2011
12

West Virginia, New Hampshire, Michigan Staving Off “Right-to-Work”

WEST VIRGINIA Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, who ascended to the office when former Governor Joe Manchin won a special election to replace former Democratic leader Robert Byrd as Senator last November, has clarified his stance on “Right-to-Work” after comments made last week to the Charleston Daily Mail: During an interview last...
Sep
2011
10

MI Senate Leader Acknowledges Sacrifices Made By Building Trades, Takes Shots at Teachers

MI Senate Leader Acknowledges Sacrifices Made By Building Trades, Takes Shots at Teachers
This morning, Michigan blog Eclectablog posted a story about Senate Leader Richardville putting talk of “Right-to-Work” legislation to bed in MI…except for teachers. The story was borne out of a talk news appearance Richardville made yesterday: Richardville: Uh, not Right to Work. No, uh, I’m not a believer that...
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Sep
2011
6

Hoffa Invokes MLK in Get-Out-The-Vote Speech, Fox News Frames It As Violent

Hoffa Invokes MLK in Get-Out-The-Vote Speech, Fox News Frames It As Violent
Thank you, Fox News, for single-handedly meeting the collective hypocrisy quotient of the United States of America. From Laura Clawson at Daily Kos: …it’s pretty rich that Fox News, the televised home of Sarah “crosshairs” Palin, is trying to make an issue of lines from Teamsters’ President James Hoffa’s Labor...
Sep
2011
1

Michigan GOP Claims Signing Recall Petitions Could Lead to Identity Theft

Sometimes you get what you give. In California, a vicious back and forth over signature gathering has raged, with anti-union interests attempting to land several ballot measures for the 2012 election and unions crying foul. The signature gatherers have resorted to everything from drive-by signature gathering to outright lying about the nature of...
Aug
2011
10

Cast Your Vote For Worst Governor Ever

Cast Your Vote For Worst Governor Ever
A new site launched by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), Worst Governor Ever, offers a hilarious take on the new wave of Tea Party Governors and their all-out war on everything Obama. The not-quite-look-alike Scott Walker, John Kasich, Paul LePage and Rick Scott impersonators supply some levity as they attempt to “outworst” each...
Aug
2011
4

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Tells a Tea Party Leader He Won’t Pursue Right-to-Work

During a meeting of the Ottawa County Tea Party Patriots in Zeeland, Michigan, State Representative Amanda Price reaffirmed what Governor Rick Snyder proclaimed earlier this year to members of the state’s Building Trades unions: that “Michigan is not Wisconsin” and that he will not sign a Right-to-Work (RTW) bill into law....
Jul
2011
6

Record-Eagle: Michigan County Commissioners Consider Right-to-Work “a Waste of Time.”

A rogue Tea Party activist intends to thrust Right-to-Work on to disinterested constituents tonight, according to the Traverse City Record-Eagle: A Grand Traverse County commissioner plans to launch his own brand of fireworks at tonight’s county board meeting when he seeks support for a contentious, union-related issue that other...
Jun
2011
24

Anti-EMF Petition Drives Kick Off in Michigan as Health Care, Pensions Continue to Face Scrutiny

In Michigan, residents have turned out in numbers to protest the Local Government and School District Accountability Act, better known as the Emergency Financial Manager Law. The law allows an appointed emergency manager to be named in “financially distressed” areas and effectively strips citizens of their right to elected...