Michigan anti-union Republicans: Solving non-existent problems since 2011
Photo credit: Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog
During the 2011-2012 legislative session, House Republican Tom McMillin introduced House Bill 5024 which would impose $1,000/day fines on individuals engaging in illegal picketing in our state and $10,000/day fines for unions that sponsor or promote illegal picketing events. In other words, the picketing involved is already illegal and subject to fines, etc. McMillin just wanted to make them MORE illegal.
HB 5024 was reported out of committee but died in the full House before the second reading.
Ever hopeful that he can screw unions and union members in yet another way, McMillin reintroduced the bill as HB 4643 in April of last year.…