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Snyder Urges Legislature to Pass Right-to-Work Bill in Next Few Days

Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that he would like to see right-to-work legislation on his desk before the end of this year's legislative session.

Michigan could very well be a right-to-work state in 2013 following Gov. Rick Snyder's call to action Thursday for the state legislature to pass a "workplace fairness and equity" bill in the next few days.

Despite throngs of protesters on the Capitol lawn and in the lobby of the governor's headquarters, Snyder went ahead with the press conference Thursday morning to urge legislators to get a right-to-work bill on his desk before the holiday break.

In a new Pure Michigan ad published today on YouTube, Snyder says his decision to pursue such legislation is "about being pro-work and giving workers the freedom to choose who they associate with."

Although this legislation would cover both the public and private sectors, there would be an exception for police and firefighters.

With the end of this year's legislative session fast approaching, The Detroit News suggests Republican lawmakers would "likely attach right-to-work legislation to an existing bill to bypass the normal process of introducing new legislation that has to sit in both houses of the Legislature for at least five days." 

Would you like to see Michigan become a right-to-work state? Tell us in the comments.

john q public December 08, 2012 at 01:48 PM
No. People already have the right to work. This is just more of the ongoing attack from the old white guy's Republican Party against unions, the middle class and women.

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