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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Protect Our Calculator!

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 04:41:39 PM EST
    Tags: Unions, Dummies, POJ, Unicorns, Lollypops, Labor, Utopia, Overpaid Bosses, Michigan (all tags)

    'Protect Our Jobs' has advertised that 700,000 signatures were collected for their constitution re-writing initiative.

    Many might have missed this.  Some things need to be reported a little differently:

    "Despite repeated claims from POJ spokesman Dan Lijana in statements to the media, from union attorney Andrew Nickelhoff in court and in legal filings, and from the Michigan Democratic Party on a recent television commercial that "nearly 700,000" signatures were submitted to support the union-boss ballot proposal, according to the official staff report from the Michigan Secretary of State only 554,375 signatures were submitted.  Elections staff further estimated that fewer than 490,000 of those signatures were valid."

    OK never mind that.

    At least POJ has the backing of the larger business community as a whole. I mean even when you take out the hobby businesses of labor boss wives, the liquor depots, other businesses on special 'insurance' plans, and tattoo parlors, you still would be close to the majority of business owners wanting a union takeover of our government, right? Heck, as POJ reports:

    "Today, the Protect Our Jobs campaign announced that more than 500 small business owners across Michigan support the right of working families to collectively bargain.

    "Michigan's working families are the backbone of my business," said Torry Banks, owner of Art of Rugs in Detroit. "When they can negotiate a fair day's pay for a fair day's work, it improves my bottom line."


    Small businesses feel the pinch when corporate special interests ship jobs overseas.

    "Collective bargaining lifts wages for everyone and when working families have more income, they spend it at small businesses in their communities," said Mary Apps, owner of Fraser Flower and Gifts. "That helps us invest in our businesses and the surrounding community, strengthening our ties."

    I keep forgetting..  Collective bargaining is .. magic.

    So is their adding machine.

    Given the 377 "endorsements" listed on their FULL Listing.(I have saved a list for reference in excel format) The 500 figure is somewhat like a presidential mileage mandate.  "YOU ARE 500, DARN YOU!"  and poof.

    Or not.  Majorly. Epic. Recurring. Fail.

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    Projection anyone? (none / 0) (#1)
    by Rougman on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 05:29:13 PM EST
    Ain't that interesting...the three businesses highlighted in the press release do not appear to be praising the positive impacts they've experienced by engaging in collective bargaining themselves, but rather appear to be praising the results of collective bargaining as it affects employees of other businesses and government.  

    When these businesses come forward and expose the lavish wage and benefit packages they've given to their own employees I'll be more likely to care what they think.  I find the "my union-member customers have more disposable income to spend in my shop" argument a bit unpersuasive.  

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