LANSING - The House voted 58-41 to approve the Right-to-Work law. Many citizens, largely Democrats, are protesting the new law and believe Governor Synder took advantage of the end of his term and the lame duck session.
"We're here to fight for working families! We're standing up for working families because we can't trust our elected official. He's betrayed us. He's done everything he said he wouldn't do. We are nursing home worker, hospital worker, union workers fighting! We're here and standing strong," said Shalaya Bryant, UAW member.
"I'm really concerned with the policies that are being proposed and being put through. I want people to listen closely to what the Governor is saying. Last year he said the right-to-work wouldn't be on the bill. I was shocked to see it on there now. I thought Synder was someone who could be trusted. The bill went through in three days and it is not a good thing for Democracy and it's going to have so many impacts," Bryan Grochowski, UAW member.
"The Governor says the bill will protect workers. But where are those people who are saying they do not want a union? We want our union we're here in large numbers, where are they? I invite Governor Synder to come to my job and take a poll of how many people want to keep the union, he would be surprised to see that everyone does," said Steve Gonzales.
Supporter of the bill are under the impression that it will attract new jobs and industries to Michigan. Critics argue that workers are going to be forced to receive lower wages. For more information on this bill and the others that were passed visited michigan.gov.
LANSING - Michigan has become the 24th right-to-work state after Republicans in the state legislature approved changes to the state’s labor laws.