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Weekly Audit: Hostile Takeover Threat Spurs Concessions from Michigan Unions

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Michigan’s new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions. The law gives the governor the power to declare a city insolvent and appoint an emergency manager with virtually unlimited power to reorganize every aspect of city business, including dissolving the city entirely. Continue Reading →

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“This is What Democracy Looks Like” — Michigan Style

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Over 8,000 people rallied in Lansing, Michigan, today to oppose upstart Gov. Rick Snyder and the GOP-dominated legislature’s attempt to gut union rights and privatize municipalities, counties and school districts in the event of a “fiscal emergency”. Continue Reading →

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GM, Obama Prove Cynics Wrong

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Key quote from President Obama’s weekly address:

Of course, if some folks had their way, none of this would be happening at all. This plant might not exist. There were leaders of the just say no crowd in Washington who argued that standing by the auto industry would guarantee failure. One called it the worst investment you could possibly make. They said we should just walk away and let these jobs go. Continue Reading →

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Obama: GM, America On The Move

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Key quote from President Obama’s visit to the GM plant in Hamtramck, Michigan:
We are back on our feet. We are on the move. GM is on the move. The U.S. auto industry is on the move. And America is on the move, and Im not going to rest until every single American worker who wants to get back to work is going to be back to work. Continue Reading →

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