Michigan has now become the 24th “Right to Work” state. This means that from now on, employees are free to join or otherwise support a union, or not, as they see fit. Unions do not have to represent these non-union workers, but choose to do so because they then have a monopoly on representation of the workers. This special privilege, though is not enough for the unions, who want to keep the power to force people to pay their “share” and thus forcibly require non-members to support them. Michigan’s new “Right to Work” legislation empowers the workers and is a triumph for the 1st Amendment.
However, the unions have not taken losing their special privileges lightly, and have become violent with promises of more violence. All this ends up benefiting the real “1%”: The union bosses, who are more than happy to crush their members in order to declare victory and protect the union bosses elite status and income.
The call to violence has been, and will likely continue to be, explicit. State Representative, and union tool, Douglas Geiss went so far as to declare that “there will be blood. We will relive the Battle of the Overpass.”
The “Battle of the Overpass” that he referenced was a violent clash involving auto workers in 1937.
His sentiments were not just his own, but that of the Michigan House Democrats which tweeted (and then deleted) this comment:
Not to be outdone, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. has predicted “civil war” will break out.
Alas, all these threats are not empty ones, as violence has already begun. Conservative commentator and comedian Steven Crowder was violently assaulted on camera:
Sadly, many of these union goons truly believe that the special privileges the unions, or more accurately the union bosses get, are what “democracy” is all about. Perhaps their ignorance is understandable since teachers unions in Detroit are responsible for only 7% of 8th graders being proficient in grade school reading! Detroit, a city now reminiscent of Gibbons’ “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” than anything resembling an industrial giant.
Under Michigan’s new “Right to Work” laws, though, this once great state has a chance to become great once again.