Hundreds streamed into the state Capitol early this morning when the Michigan State Police opened its doors to protesters who had been standing in line since as early as 5:30 a.m. Thousands more converge on the lawn of the State Capital as protester stand in solidarity from school teachers to union auto workers.
President Obama addressed a crowd of workers, lawmakers, union representatives and others at the Redford Township Daimler plant, on Monday. President Obama says that right -to -work laws “have nothing to do with economics, but everything to do with politics.”
Right-to-work legislation makes it illegal to require financial support of a union as a condition of employment.
Supporters say right to work provides freedom of association for workers and a better business climate, and they’re continuing to lobby lawmakers for final passage. Those opposing the legislation say workers will be left “vulnerable” to lower wages without a union.
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