By Dave Murray, Mlive.com
As a UAW member and the leader of a union member non-profit organization, I looked at Proposal 2 both sides and quickly realized that this attempt by union officials would bring a serious blow to Michigan taxpayer’s and ultimately to union members.
I decided that I had to publicly call out this proposal as potentially devastating to Michigan.
UAW President Bob King says the state needs a ‘climate of cooperation’, yet union executives threw that philosophy to the wind this summer and fall during the ballot campaign. By pushing for Proposal 2, they were treating Michigan taxpayers as if they are nothing more than ‘special interests’ that must be defeated at all costs. Of course those costs ended up being in the tens of millions of dollars.