Remember that episode of “Seinfeld” where Newman came up with a scheme to get rich on bottle deposits by taking New York-bred plastic bottles to Michigan, in an effort to take advantage of the 5¢ difference in deposit costs? Well, Michigan is working to Kramer and Newman can never do this again — well, at least not without risking jail time.
I actually don’t view this as anti-union. I view it as if the unions did it appropriately, this should make them more responsive, because it really means they have to be listening to workers more attentively and really presenting the value proposition to them. Because if they were doing all the things that workers were looking for, there shouldn’t be any difference with this legislation at all. Workers would simply choose to join the union, versus not choosing.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder • Discussing his support of Michigan’s new “right to work” legislation, which the governor is expected to sign into law as early as Wednesday, during an appearance on Mike Huckabee’s radio show this morning. Union workers have rejected Snyder’s description of the new legislation, with UAW President Bob King saying that this needs to be viewed “as part of a right-wing agenda” during an interview on MSNBC. source (via shortformblog)
Butt Out, Batman
Mark Wayne Williams is committed to bringing the comic book crime fighting skills of Batman to the aid of real world citizens, no matter how much police beg him to stop.
For the second time in almost a year, the 33-year-old Petoskey, Mich., man has been arrested for attempting to foil evildoers while wearing a homemade Batman suit.
The wannabe-hero’s latest incarceration was the result of his refusal to clear the scene of an accident while police searched for a missing driver.
‘We didn’t want the dog to track Batman instead of the accident scene, and he was getting in the way of officers who had a job to do.’
After several attempts to get the counterfeit caped crusader out of the scene, police arrested him and charged him with obstructing police in an investigation.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2212458/Batman-charged-Petoskey-man-Mark-Wayne-Williams-arrested-interfering-police-investigation.html#ixzz28NBeK7ze
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