Protests greet 'right-to-work' bill in Michigan
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder
December 6th, 2012
04:31 PM ET
10 years ago

Protests greet 'right-to-work' bill in Michigan

(CNN) - Thousands of people protested "right-to-work" legislation in and around Michigan's Capitol in Lansing, leading authorities to block entrance to the building, police said Thursday.

The capacity of the building had been exceeded, Michigan State Police Inspector Gene Adamczyk said.


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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    These republican governors and legislatures just don't get it. We are not going down the path of austerity. This is nothing but a measure to undermine union workers from standing up for equality and fairness. They're hell bent on turning us into the United Fascist Plantations of America.

    December 6, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    You mean the UNIONS protested heavily.........because right to work, means they cannot FORCE people to be union members, to get a JOB!

    December 6, 2012 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  3. rs

    Just more anti-American worker legislative activity on the part of the GOP. Why anyone blue collar votes for these clowns amazes me!

    December 6, 2012 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  4. me

    it is YOU that doesn't "get it" The unions are wy the auto industry went belly up or do you like paying union "dues" to mob bosses? pathetic sheep

    December 6, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  5. Maze

    Having a choice really seems to bother liberals. Detroit has not fared well with all their unions. We all saw that coming.
    I worked for years for a very successful money manager and companies reliant on unions were an automatic disqualifier for investment. There are some outliers in Autos and Airlines (Southwest) but you can count them on one hand.

    December 6, 2012 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  6. rs

    Is it you that doesn't get it? The greed of executives seeking profits and salaries thousands of times greater than their lowest employees is why corporations have gone belly-up in America, i.e. GREED.

    December 6, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  7. don in albuquerque

    The last election was not subtle enough for these bums. Next step? Throw every one of these bums out of a job. For the GOTP, American Spring started in November.

    December 6, 2012 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  8. Facts don't Lie

    Pretty smart trying to force a right to work law in a state that is heavy blue collar and unionized to the hilt. I mean it's not like down here in Texas where the jobs may be plenty but the wages are low.

    December 6, 2012 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  9. w l jones

    Right to work mean you can work on a job four years and three hundred six four days then told your negitive have surpass your positive we cannot use you any keep from paying retirement .

    December 6, 2012 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  10. Wake up People!

    The Unions ARE NOT the reason the auto industry went under. Yes hourly workers make a decent living, but the EXECUTIVES make a killing. Have you seen their BONUSES??? The execs receive 6 figure bonuses, sometimes 7. The bottom line is people deserve to make a decent wage. The executives are not the ones out there doing the hard work. Before it's over, wages will be so low, it's going to feel like slavery.

    December 6, 2012 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  11. Willard

    Long live unions! Remember: 40 hours/week, weekends off, benefits, etc! Otherwise, slave labor for the "Good of corporation"!

    December 6, 2012 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  12. Dvet

    Right to work means that you can be terminated with or without cause. employee doesnt have any rights.

    December 6, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  13. Ancient Texan

    The right to work states are doing well in comparison and companies are moving from closed shop states to friendlier states. Unions, the highest corporate tax rate in the world and EPA, and OSHA are responsible for jobs going overseas.

    December 6, 2012 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |