The Michigan House is voting today on a right-to-work law, which would make Michigan the 24th right-to-work state.

https://twitter.com/GodWhispered/status/278517011401805824

As Twitchy reported, teachers who put their own self-interest above their students took the day off to attend the union-organized and astro-turfed right-to-work protest.

https://twitter.com/KeenanTeddy/status/278517443205419008

And, of course, Jesse Jackson is making an appearance.

Riot police are at the ready.

Twitter users provide more on-scene reports and pictures.

We hope the riots don’t come to pass. Twitchy will monitor this situation and update with further developments. The vote is expected to occur shortly. Non-goons explain why it will be great news for Michigan when it becomes a right-to-work state.

And Gov. Snyder.

Update: Even while protesting, they must whine about Romney.

Update: Granholm is also there.

Update: Threats of violence from a Democrat from the House floor:

New tone!

Update: Michael Moore thinks it is totally awesome that teachers blew off work, and failed to do their jobs today. For the children!

Here is a teachable moment, dear.

Then again, maybe it’s better for the kids that their teachers stay away:

Is our children learning?

Update: Goon-ettes have somehow managed to make the right-to-work debate about a battle for lady parts:

Of course.

Update: Union thugs are making good on their threats of violence:

And shouting down counter-protesters:

Please.

Update: Meanwhile, the Michigan House has passed the right-to-work bill for public employees.

The vote on the bill for private sector employees should happen shortly.

Update: Here’s where the right-to-work legislation stands:

Update: It’s official. Michigan is officially the 24th right-to-work state:

Congratulations!

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    They’re freaking out about losing their power.

    • conservativechick

      They just feel more empowered now that the dictator has won another term.

    • conservativechick

      They just feel more empowered now that the dictator has won another term.

    • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

      That’s right. Not to mention the amount of union dues they’ll potentially lose. Look at the fuss they constantly make about Walmart. It’s not about the employees’ rights….it’s about the $468,000,000 in annal union dues they’re losing out on!

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    They’re freaking out about losing their power.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    How many coffee breaks are they mandated whilst marching for more coffee breaks?

  • Lord Foggybottom

    How many coffee breaks are they mandated whilst marching for more coffee breaks?

  • Steve_J

    I’d be upset too if I knew boozing and doping on my lunch hour could get me fired.

  • Steve_J

    I’d be upset too if I knew boozing and doping on my lunch hour could get me fired.

  • TocksNedlog

    Those sure are some SPIFFY jackets that Hoffa and his goons are wearing! Your union dues are working hard for YOU.

  • TocksNedlog

    Those sure are some SPIFFY jackets that Hoffa and his goons are wearing! Your union dues are working hard for YOU.

  • Steve_J

    That picture of Hoffan and his stooges is mighty White. What are they racists?

    • michael s

      Yup.

    • michael s

      Yup.

    • mickeyco

      Yeah. I thought all the old rich white guys were Republicans.

    • http://chicagoboyz.net/ TMLutas

      The history of unions and blacks is something worth reading up on.

  • Steve_J

    That picture of Hoffan and his stooges is mighty White. What are they racists?

  • michael s

    Is this the good fight Hoffa spoke of?

  • michael s

    Is this the good fight Hoffa spoke of?

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    The union sesspool is at it again with their propaganda sewage. The unions communist ideals are no longer wanted, their disgusting words no longer accepted. They prove to be who they are, everytime. You would think that the sheep, sometime in the near future, would realize the unions are only using them. I guess that is why they are sheep…Obama can attest to that.

    • conservativechick

      All those protestors are getting paid while the rest of us work to pay for them? Makes perfect sense. These teachers make me sick. They will get fake doctor notes again so they get paid as they teach kids it’s ok to lie and cheat. Where is the outrage, tax paying employers?

    • conservativechick

      All those protestors are getting paid while the rest of us work to pay for them? Makes perfect sense. These teachers make me sick. They will get fake doctor notes again so they get paid as they teach kids it’s ok to lie and cheat. Where is the outrage, tax paying employers?

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    The union sesspool is at it again with their propaganda sewage. The unions communist ideals are no longer wanted, their disgusting words no longer accepted. They prove to be who they are, everytime. You would think that the sheep, sometime in the near future, would realize the unions are only using them. I guess that is why they are sheep…Obama can attest to that.

  • conservativechick

    I just heard they are starting yet another Governor recall petition. What a huge waste of money and time. Elections have consequences, isn’t that what they’ve been telling us? They want it all, one party rule or nothing. Well not while Conservatives can still breathe!

  • conservativechick

    I just heard they are starting yet another Governor recall petition. What a huge waste of money and time. Elections have consequences, isn’t that what they’ve been telling us? They want it all, one party rule or nothing. Well not while Conservatives can still breathe!

  • aPLWBinAK

    People this retarded and dishonest shouldn’t be allowed near children, much less allowed to teach them.

  • aPLWBinAK

    People this retarded and dishonest shouldn’t be allowed near children, much less allowed to teach them.

  • mary438

    I am a Michigan resident who supports Right to Work legislation. It doesn’t outlaw unions or say that unions cannot speak for the worker. It gives the worker the right to decide whether they want to join a union and pay dues. The worker cannot be FORCED to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment. I believe many would appreciate the choice. I believe the union leaders are afraid of losing all their perks and high salaries. The Center for Public Integrity
    found compensation for leaders of the 10 largest unions ranged from
    $173,000 at the United Auto Workers to $618,000 at the Laborers’
    International Union of North America, and almost $480,000 for the
    president of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal
    Employees. The union reports, filed with the Department of Labor, list
    compensation for all union employees and officers. Salaries make up the
    biggest portion, but other benefits can include tens of thousands of
    dollars for meal allowances, mileage allowances and entertainment.
    Health care and pension contributions are not specifically addressed. The reports show that assets of the various labor unions run into the
    hundreds of millions of dollars, and payrolls rival midsize companies.
    Among the Top 10 unions, dozens of top officials have salary-and-benefit
    packages that rank them among the top percentage of income-earners in
    the country.

    • conservativechick

      We get it, the Commies don’t. It’s their way or no way. They actually think ‘card check’ is a good thing? It takes away the secret ballot and allows Unions members to intimidate voters. One party rule is not a good thing and most of us know this. They are starting yet another recall effort in your and it’s going to COST you big time. What a waste.

    • conservativechick

      We get it, the Commies don’t. It’s their way or no way. They actually think ‘card check’ is a good thing? It takes away the secret ballot and allows Unions members to intimidate voters. One party rule is not a good thing and most of us know this. They are starting yet another recall effort in your and it’s going to COST you big time. What a waste.

  • mary438

    I am a Michigan resident who supports Right to Work legislation. It doesn’t outlaw unions or say that unions cannot speak for the worker. It gives the worker the right to decide whether they want to join a union and pay dues. The worker cannot be FORCED to join a union or pay dues as a condition of employment. I believe many would appreciate the choice. I believe the union leaders are afraid of losing all their perks and high salaries. The Center for Public Integrity
    found compensation for leaders of the 10 largest unions ranged from
    $173,000 at the United Auto Workers to $618,000 at the Laborers’
    International Union of North America, and almost $480,000 for the
    president of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal
    Employees. The union reports, filed with the Department of Labor, list
    compensation for all union employees and officers. Salaries make up the
    biggest portion, but other benefits can include tens of thousands of
    dollars for meal allowances, mileage allowances and entertainment.
    Health care and pension contributions are not specifically addressed. The reports show that assets of the various labor unions run into the
    hundreds of millions of dollars, and payrolls rival midsize companies.
    Among the Top 10 unions, dozens of top officials have salary-and-benefit
    packages that rank them among the top percentage of income-earners in
    the country.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    Don’t taze me bro!

    Taze! Taze! Taze! Silly urchins.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    Don’t taze me bro!

    Taze! Taze! Taze! Silly urchins.

  • conservativechick

    Looking at the photos, I understand why they are called ‘fat cats.’

  • conservativechick

    Looking at the photos, I understand why they are called ‘fat cats.’

  • mary438

    Funny that Jennifer Graholm is asking for photos to be tweeted to #SAVEMI. She is the former Democratic governor of Michigan who, in her 2006
    State of the State address, promised the Michigan would be “blown away” in five
    years (when she was conveniently out of office) by all of the jobs she would
    create with her proposed economic development programs. Instead, four years later, our economy was a mess. Unemployment had peaked at
    15.3 percent. Our state lost 552,200 jobs, and economic output had declined by 4 percent statewide. We are still being “saved” from what she did to our state. I think Right to Work legislation will be part of the economic revival of our state. We can’t keep the status quo and expect things to change.

  • mary438

    Funny that Jennifer Graholm is asking for photos to be tweeted to #SAVEMI. She is the former Democratic governor of Michigan who, in her 2006
    State of the State address, promised the Michigan would be “blown away” in five
    years (when she was conveniently out of office) by all of the jobs she would
    create with her proposed economic development programs. Instead, four years later, our economy was a mess. Unemployment had peaked at
    15.3 percent. Our state lost 552,200 jobs, and economic output had declined by 4 percent statewide. We are still being “saved” from what she did to our state. I think Right to Work legislation will be part of the economic revival of our state. We can’t keep the status quo and expect things to change.

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    Looking at the pics and knowing that they bused people in from other states to protest it looks like an awfully small crowd there.

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    Looking at the pics and knowing that they bused people in from other states to protest it looks like an awfully small crowd there.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    “Between true science and false doctrine, ignorance is in the middle.” — Thomas Hobbes

    I think the children are better off for each day they are not being indoctrinated by these unionized teachers.

  • Joseph Phillips

    Just wait until the Obama bills start rolling in… then we’ll see some riots.

  • $23629333

    Imagine the still-lingering stink there’d be if one of the proponents of secession had similarly said: there will be blood.

  • Guest

    Unions have become support groups for people who do not have the intelligence, ability or talent to make it on their own (weak people). How sad for them. I buy non-union manufactured goods whenever I have a choice. Why pay the extra money for some idiot thug who assembled it while drunk on high on drugs?

  • Twoiron

    Msg to the lady with the union/uterus sign: “Then get your union and your uterus back to work, moron!”

    • https://disqus.com/home/channel/newsviews/ gmartini

      So—has this where you’ve gone to meet your new prison wife, Guest? You will probably even get banned from this sewer site.

      • Twoiron

        Fancy meeting you on a “sewer site.” What were you here grocery shopping for dinner?

        As usual, your post makes no senss…nice sentence construction. I know, I know, you don’t do math and you can’t put a simple sentence together either. You never did tell us what JuCo you graduated from with “magna cum laude” honors. Did you have to pay extra to get that?

        Once a fishwife moron, always a fishwife moron.

        Now, you were saying????

        BTW, I laughed when you were ranting against guns in the home earlier today. If my wife had your personality, she’d be worried about my guns, too.

  • MJ Pauls

    I used to work in a union shop. There were multiple people who drank on the job. One guy was my crew chief but I didn’t even know it until after he was demoted. He spent all his time in the bathroom playing on a GameBoy, reading the paper, & stinking the place up. He tried to tell me how to hold a bucking bar by comparing it to a penis, which didn’t help enlighten this virgin. The man we were supposed to report any sexual harassment to (I’m a woman) was the one most likely to be doing the harassing. When the post-9/11 layoffs hit (aviation), I was one of the first to go out of the door, because I was one of the last hired. My boss was ticked, because I was one of the best workers he’d had, and the lazy people with more seniority were staying. Unions? No thanks.

  • Streetiebird

    If Michigan wants the right to work (for less money) then they can go ahead. The unions being busted can also defend themselves by protesting.

    And as usual twitchy gets their facts confused. So many teachers took the day off to protest their unions being busted that the schools had to close, rather than the schools closing so that the teachers could protest as Twitchy reports.

    They made sure to include one of Michelle’s tweets as usual too. A+++, would troll again.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      So are you proud that the teachers took the day off and cheated the parents out of what their taxes paid for, for that day? Is the distinction really that overwhelming, as if the schools themselves are not part and parcel of union goonery? The unions can protest all they want, they are now literally into bloodshed and destruction of private property, Purple being the new Brown. How many windows do you think will be smashed tonight?”Blood wil flow.” And it has. Nice to own that, lock, stock, & barrel, isn’t it?

      Putsch on Lansing, anyone?

      • Streetiebird

        Sup Rob, nice of you to take such interest in me :)

    • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

      Right to Work is defined not by how much an employee makes, as your summation here, but rather that an employee has the right to join a Union or to support one financially or not if they so choose to. That they can not be forced into a Union. It also protects those employees of a Union who wish to resign. It states that an employee may tender their resignation from a Union without any further obligation to said Union, nor that the Union can have any reprisal toward the employee once they have tendered that resignation. It also means, since you’ve brought up the subject of pay, that the former member or non-members may be excluded from collective bargaining. That is all. Right to Work does not Outlaw Unions, it simply states that if a working individual does not wish to join one, that they do not have to, simply because they are in a particular profession, such as teaching. That so MANY teachers took a day off can be constituted as disgraceful, seeing as their Union representatives could very well protest for them legally. But then, that might be considered common sense, although I’ve heard that such a phrase is demeaning too. Oh well. Enjoy your day.

      • Streetiebird

        You are correct. It just turns out that “Right to Work” states have lower wages, on average, than states that are “Union Protected”. But FOX has been telling its viewers the opposite (no surprise there).

        • TundraThunder

          Wrong! I worked as a production supervisor for a company in a city north of Denver, CO that had a closed union shop.

          Most of the production groups got tired of being forced by the union to keep lazy and worthless employees. They were the people who just wouldn’t do their jobs at normal speed, took breaks whenever they wanted, filed grievances over any minor problem, or just didn’t come to work at all, with no repercussions. All of that led to lower production, lower weekly bonuses, and lower morale for the whole company.

          Finally, after a protest from the union leaders in Denver, a vote was held, and it was overwhelming. The vote changed the business from a closed shop to an open shop. Within 4 months the union leaders wouldn’t even answer phone calls from the shop steward.

          Afterwords, the owners negotiated with the employees, with no union reps to be found, and that year everyone got a 20% raise in their base hourly wages. Every year after that the employees got better wages and benefits through true negotiations, and not through union threats.

          • http://twitter.com/MoueLaMoue Moue La Moue (D)

            Well, in the interest of fairness and research, I’ll take these straight from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Bureau of Labor Statistics: “private-sector, inflation-adjusted employee compensation in right-to-work states increased by 12% between 2001 and 2011 compared with just 3% over the same period in forced-unionization states.
            These good wages came from good jobs. Employment in right-to-work states expanded 2.4% over the same stretch vs. a 3.4% decline in non-right-to-work states.
            According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, right-to-work states (excluding Indiana, which passed a RTW law in early 2012) “were responsible for 72% of all net household job growth across the U.S. from June 2009 through September 2012.”
            I don’t take any News Organization at their word. Facts, figures, math can lie. All you need is the right regression, skew a few lines of thinking and voila. However, I generally will take the Administrations own Bureaus for their word, because well … it’s their numbers.

    • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

      Your “correction” makes the situation even worse. The teachers care more about the stupid union than they do about the children they’re being paid to teach! They totally abandoned the kids!!! Pathetic.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Is this what thugocracy looks like, coming to power? Will Michigan be the first domino to abandon the Constitution and the United States of America?

  • Lisa Weed

    You call that a turn-out Michigan? Pfft…you all should have seen Wisconsin!! And we still WON!!

  • Gina007

    Anyone who criticizes a union employee is probably A. unemployed or B. works for minimum wage.

    • TexSizzle

      Wrong. I am not unemployed, and I am not works for minimum wage [wording to point out your faulty parallelism (kook it up).] My rate of pay is c. 3 times minimum wage.

      Some years back, unions in my area destroyed the grocery-store business, one chain at a time. as a result of their bullying, the cost of living jumped by a huge amount. I was in college at the time, and before the unions savaged the grocery chains, I was able to work part-time during the summer at one of the local stores. Afterward, they could not afford to hire me as a temp.

      After every chain, but the one that did not cave in, went bankrupt and left town, WalMart opened some super stores, so we have some competition, but not nearly as much as before the unions destroyed the market.

      When I shop, I look for the union label; if I find it, I put the product back and continue looking.

  • westside_resident

    Does anyone notice when 10s of 10,000s of union workers skip work?

  • BeeKaaay

    More proof that Leftwingwackos are bloodthirsty and love violence.

  • nc

    Finally! A (not so) small victory after more than a month of one gloomy disappointment after another. Thank you Gov. Snyder and the MI legislature.

  • Daisy May

    It would be great if NYC teachers have the option not to be a UFT member. It does not do much for its members. Teachers pay $100 per month in union dues and all they get is a lousy newsletter. The school reps can’t do squat. They’re powerless. If you have a grievance- for example, unfair scheduling- the UFT rep shows up but is too lazy to fight for you. They basically tell you in private that it is the principal’s prerogative. If the RTW option is there, I bet many good teachers will opt out of the UFT and the bad ones will fight tooth and nail to keep the union because they are the ones that need it.

  • Daisy May

    It would be great if NYC teachers have the option not to be a UFT member. It does not do much for its members. Teachers pay $100 per month in union dues and all they get is a lousy newsletter. The school reps can’t do squat. They’re powerless. If you have a grievance- for example, unfair scheduling- the UFT rep shows up but is too lazy to fight for you. They basically tell you in private that it is the principal’s prerogative. If the RTW option is there, I bet many good teachers will opt out of the UFT and the bad ones will fight tooth and nail to keep the union because they are the ones that need it.