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MEA's change in tactics baffles CapCon writer

by: Eric B.

Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 16:55:04 PM EST

Huge, damaging scoop at CapCon! By this time tomorrow, the MEA will be lucky to still be in existence.

In a three-page letter, obtained by Michigan Capitol Confidential, Cook lays out to public school employees the union’s plans to fight Michigan's new right-to-work law. Cook also discusses why recall efforts won't likely be part of the MEA's future plans.


The letter shows a different perspective about the MEA’s views on recall efforts on politicians than has been put forth by the union to the media.

MLive reported that Cook said during an interview on public television that he didn’t regret the decision to support recalling Scott. The MEA donated $25,000 to support the recall effort.

But in the memo, Cook wrote that recalls are not likely to happen.

Contrary to the lede paragraph, the memo doesn't say that the recall backfired. It said that the ideologues doubled down, instead of getting the message. In fact, no one interviewed for the story claims that the recall of Paul Scott had anything to do with Right to Work. The memo just says that it's the least appealing option currently open to organized labor.

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Might I guess...
...that the MEA may not see recalls as preferable not because they don't believe in them, but because they were literally mad twice as hard as before to pull off, now?

Now that the state election board can shoot down a recall if they decide the reasons aren't good enough, there will be no recalls.  

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