We won’t rehash all that’s been said about the failure of the unions’ Wisconsin recall attempt, as we pointed to this excellent postmortem earlier. The question of the moment is: What’s next in labor’s crosshairs?
Labor groups in Michigan are attempting to get a state amendment placed on the November ballot designed to guarantee the right to collective-bargaining for government and private-sector workers. According to Craig Ruff of Public Sector Consultants, a Lansing policy firm. “If this is defeated in Michigan, one of the most unionized states in the country, it would send signals to 49 other states that unions could be defeated there, too.”
On the other side in the aisle in Michigan, lawmakers are trying to add teeth to the restrictions against public employee strikes, in the
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