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Schools Closed So Teachers Can Protest In Mich

From the Daily Caller:

School district cancels class so teachers can protest ‘right-to-work’

By Robby Soave | December 11, 2012

A Michigan public school district has canceled classes for all students on Tuesday, freeing teachers to protest the scheduled approval of a right-to-work bill at the state capitol.

This is even worse than in Madison, where the teachers at least turned in bogus ‘sick notes’ from doctors who were sympathetic to their noble cause.

The final version of the bill — which would make it legal for workers to buck joining a union — is expected to be signed into law by Rick Snyder, the state’s Republican governor, on Tuesday. While teachers all over the state are expected to skip work to protest the bill, a school district in southeast Michigan preemptively cancelled classes to aid its teachers’ actions.

“Due to the anticipated high absenteeism for tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 11, the Taylor School District will be closed for students,” said district officials in a statement, as reported by The Detroit News. “No students are to report to school. …”

The school district did not respond to requests for comment.

It goes without saying. They are closing schools ‘for the children. The children always come first.’

If Snyder signs the bill as expected, Michigan will become the 24th right-to-work state. Proponents of the bill say it will attract businesses to Michigan, improving the state’s dismal economic outlook and reducing its 9.1 percent unemployment rate…

What do teachers know or care about such details? They’ve got theirs and they want to make sure they keep it.

Meanwhile, from Mediaite:

Chrysler Forced To Rehire Workers Caught On Camera Getting High During Lunch Break

By Noah Rothman | December 10, 2012

In 2010, the American automobile manufacturer Chrysler released several of its employees for negligent behavior after they were caught on camera drinking and possibly smoking marijuana during their lunch break. After many months of a union-backed arbitration process, however, Chrysler was forced to rehire the workers.

It’s pretty easy to ‘force’ a company to do your bidding when you own it. (Obama gave the UAW 55% of Chrysler’s stock. )

A statement released by the automaker read:

“While [Chrysler] does not agree with the ultimate decision of the arbitrator, we respect the grievance procedure process as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement and our relationship with the UAW, … Unfortunately, the company was put in a very difficult position because of the way the story was investigated and ultimately revealed to the public. These employees from Jefferson North have been off work for more than two years. The time has come to put this situation behind us and resume our focus on building quality products that will firmly establish Chrysler Group’s position in the marketplace." …

And we wonder why companies don’t want unions.

By the way, would it be cynical to suggest that this is also another payback by Obama to his union pals? After all, the government still owns 10% of Chrysler, too.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Schools Closed So Teachers Can Protest In Mich”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I must be ‘differently-abled’ in terms of using the English language correctly, because Right To Work is vilified by people who belong to a club which seeks to control who can work, for a fee, and the right to work is denied to those who want to work but don’t want to join a club or pay a fee for working to the people who make their living off people who work ….

    … I’m so confused ….

  2. Tater Salad says:

    Michigan is trying to keep this from happening like what is happening in
    California. Why can’t the Union see this! It is already happening in
    California, along with other failing states with no RTW laws of some
    type are getting smaller in numbers.


  3. canary says:

    Our children’s Teachers flagellation in public of suffocating themselves and inhaling duck tape to should be enough to fire them.

    Kid’s are smoking duck tape to get high and it’s life-threatening yet alone poison the liver can not breakdown. Permanent brain damage and addicting. And add the orange coloring.

    You’d probably go to jail if you duck taped an animal’s mouth.

    These teachers need to be back ground checked to include the school computers for masochist pictures.

    I think the Muslim holy month of flagellation processions namely in Michigan, California & NY
    may be effecting the tolerance level.

    Oh. Forgot the R rated in all categories assignments in public schools as early as 4th grade in some states.

    I did see one book full of sexual molestation, and parents murdering children when they went over the limit (it was a case of twins, and the parents weighed them to decide which one to kill) in elementary version, beautiful colored pictures to grab the young minds attention. It was toned down, but being sold in a Christian book store. They try to adapt to the public schools agenda.

  4. Mithrandir says:

    There is NO WAY as Governor, I would let those scumbags anywhere near the Capitol building, like they allowed in Wisconsin. The courts can order the doors open but the N.G. can keep them 500 meters away at gunpoint.

    There has to be a provision in the next public union contract that says, “If you are caught leaving your job, to protest, and not on your free time, you are FIRED, and your pension is 100% revoked.”
    Each university cranks out 100s of new teachers each semester. There is a backlog of 10s of 1000s of teachers looking for a job. Fire these bums and replace them.

    Ironic, on Drudgereport right now, Obama says, “Republicans won’t hold 98% of taxpayers hostage, to give the rich a tax break.” –Really. Every negotiation, the dems hold the American people hostage, threaten to withhold SSI payments, military healthcare and benefits, and the teacher’s strike in Illinios that held the children and taxpayers hostage, just like in Michigan today….

    You can NOT ever negotiate with these people, your only goal and hope is to crush them, and sweep them aside, like Scott Walker.

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