Do you have an opinion on the proposed right-to-work legislation?
Then we would like you to let everyone know about it by sharing it on Birmingham Patch.
All you need to do is add your opinion — it could be as short as a sentence or as long as a term paper — to our Local Voices section.
We know you have opinions on the proposed legislation. On the Birmingham Patch Facebook page, residents and readers debated the legislation in an active comment stream.
- Toby Allen Letzring: It seems (Gov. Rick Snyder) really wants to be a one term governor. People need to do their research to see how unsuccessful right-to-work states have been and what it has done to pay, benefits and employment.
- Moses Fridman: Right to work states on average have higher employment and better economic growth numbers. Do we want fewer workers with union benefits, or more jobs all around? I think Michigan needs employers to move in, and if RTW does, that then I am for it.
- Marie Best Dowler: It is about time!!! I hear a lot of people saying hey if you don't want to join the union you don't have to but when they don't join they are targeted ... right now MOST union pension funds are not even funded. If union workers really KNEW where their dues were going they would be outraged.
- Liz Schroeck: Union members know exactly where their dues go and they are outraged about right to work, not their dues. Why are anti-union people pretending that they care about union dues? If someone belongs to a union, it doesn't affect anyone.
While comment on Facebook is easy, submitting a Patch blog is just as quick: just click here and post your opinion — it's that easy!
Whether you are for or against the right-to-work bills, we would love for you to share your voice with the Birmingham community.