Well, it’s official. Citizens of the state of Michigan are free to work wherever they choose without fear of government intervention and without being forced to join a union and have their paychecks taken from them by it. Yes, it’s a good day for freedom.
From Fox News:
The Michigan Legislature on Tuesday gave final approval to contentious “right-to-work” legislation, in the face of raucous protests in the capital and stern warnings from Democratic lawmakers.
"There will be blood, there will be repercussions," State Democratic Rep. Douglas Geiss, speaking on the House floor on Tuesday, warned ahead of the votes.
The final votes on the House side Tuesday deliver a blow to the labor movement in the heart of the U.S. auto industry. The measures ban unions from demanding dues from workers.
One bill dealt with public sector workers, the other with government employees. Both measures cleared the Senate last week, and are expected to be signed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder as early as Wednesday.
Coinciding with the votes were massive and noisy protests both inside and outside the Capitol from pro-union demonstrators. Thousands descended upon downtown Lansing to rally against the legislation that prohibits requiring nonunion employees to financially support unions at their workplace.
You know how I know this is a fantastic law? Because progressives and the union members who are used by them have "called in sick" to drive to the state capitol to protest it. But as is so often the case when leftists protest, they turned violent.
Here is a mob of angry union thugs destroying the Americans For Prosperity tent near the scene of the protest (language warning!):
More can be found here. But they didn’t stop there. Not only did they break into the tent, but they started physically assaulting those inside and around the tent, including conservative comedian and Fox News contributor Steven Crowder. Here are recent tweets by Steven regarding the incident:
Here’s a video of the attack:
Looks just like a Tea Party, doesn’t it? Facepalm.
Anyhow, it’s good to see freedom being restored at the state level.