Thankfully, things are going peacefully in Lansing. A few arrests and a single use of pepper spray, but the union protests are going without major incident, assuming you don't count the abuses of logic from the aroused rabble-
Eddie Nyhus, 60, of Brighton, was among the first let into the Capitol.
"Without the union, you're nothing but a slave," Nyhus said.
About a century and a half behind the curve, sir.
As I mentioned yesterday, there is enough excess in most unions budgets (the dreaded Mackinac Center has the details, as they oft do on labor issues) to take a 10-20% dues revenue cut and not have them get into the represent-the-workers part of the budget; that would be the effect of having 10-20% of the workers opting not to belong to the union. It will hit the union PR and politicing budget and make the wages of the bosses a bit less cushy, but unions are hard-wired to want "More!" and need to adjust to a tighter environment.
Thankfully, the crowds are orderly and the effects are minimal, other than some suburban Detroit schools having to take the day off since a majority of their teachers high-tailed it up I-96 to be part of the festivities.