An honest person (which of course excludes most Democrats) understands that any “War on Women” in this country is most certainly being conducted by Democrats at all levels of government. A “Republican War on Women” is a Freudian use of words, invented by a lapdog media to deflect the truth. Despite the fact that we hear the phrase over and over again from a Democrat-controlled media, there is no such thing as a Republican War on Women.
Nevertheless, there is an actual war that is unquestionably being waged by the Republican Party against its union enemies. There is little fanfare to this war; it is quietly being conducted in some formerly very strong union states like Michigan. In spite of a general media blackout on the subject, this war is being won by Republicans determined to break the headlock grip greedy unions have had on their state over the past fifty years.
The latest victory, which will go under-reported if mentioned at all, comes from Michigan, the one time heart of union power in America. Last week, the state’s Appeals Court ruled that the right to work granted to private employees, which keeps them from being forced to join a union, must be extended to government employees as well.
The law that the Court upheld prohibits unions from forcing any Michigan worker, whether in private or public employment, from being compelled to join a union and/or pay union dues. It also forbids such coercive treatment from being part of any labor contract executed after March 2013.
The clear result of this decision is that “agency shops” (government agencies) can no longer extort dues from Michigan’s unwilling workers as they are in places like New York City, where even being a cop or firefighter means automatic membership in a union (no ifs, ands, or buts.)
Michigan can now be welcomed into the fold of right to work states as the group’s 24th member. Michigan’s workers no longer have to make payoffs to union goons just to be able to do a day’s work. In spite of the media’s blackout on it, this is a big victory.
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