Michigan and the Unraveling of the Blue Model

Walter Russell Mead, TAI
Labor’s clout is in steep decline in the Middle West. In a move that was unimaginable just ten years ago, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a pair of “right-to-work” bills into law, dealing a serious blow to unions in one of the states that gave birth to the modern labor movement in America. The Wall Street Journal:Gov. Snyder’s willingness to sign the legislation"”a reversal of his previous position that right to work was a divisive issue that he would prefer to avoid"”highlights the diminution of union clout both in…

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