Forum Post: Michigan law that steals workers rights was LITERALLY written by corporations in ALEC-check out this side by side comparison!
Posted 12 months ago on Dec. 12, 2012, 7:59 a.m. EST by therising
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Here's a side by side comparison of the ALEC recommendation to state house and the actual law. This is what corrupted democracy looks like: http://twitpic.com/bl4iu7
Exxon, Koch, Kraft, Pfizer, Amazon...... Here's a full list of the large corporations who are ramming anti-worker legislation through state houses around the country: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/ALEC_Corporations#For-Profit_Corporations
Here's an overview of ALEC: http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/American_Legislative_Exchange_Council
And here's some great info on what ALEC has done and is trying to pull off: http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed
MLK Jr., knew "right to work" was a ruse:
He helped early on with this protest we're now engaged in :)
“In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights. Its purpose is to destroy labor unions and the freedom of collective bargaining by which unions have improved wages and working conditions of everyone…Wherever these laws have been passed, wages are lower, job opportunities are fewer and there are no civil rights. We do not intend to let them do this to us. We demand this fraud be stopped.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
Don't be fooled by the corporate media who has the narrative of "oh, workers joining together is a nice relic but it's a thing of the past. We just can't afford it anymore. We need austerity."
Let's follow the example of Occupy groups in England who are occupying Starbucks across the country to expose the absurdity of shutting down services for women (like rape crisis centers) when big multinational corporations are paying zero taxes. This whole "Gee gosh, I guess there is nothing else we can do but impose austerity is bullshit. http://occupywallst.org/article/starbucks-occupied-across-britain/
Huge corporations and the super rich have corrupted democratic governments around the world and rigged laws to benefit those corporations and super rich. And when that results in budget deficits, they sell it to us through corporate owned media in a way that makes it sound like WE are being greedy when we insist on living wages, basic health care, decent education, etc.
Austerity is their rallying cry and it is total fucking bullshit.
Let's restore the meaning of conservative! Occupiers are the true conservatives. As Chris Hedges pointed out so well, it's the current regime of so-called conservatives that are actually radicals. It's us occupy supporters that are demanding the restoration of the rule of law. See Chris Hedges make the point so beautifully here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAhHPIuTQ5k&feature=youtube_gdata_player