Right to Work - One Year Anniversary of Capitol Protests

A crowd protests outside the state Capitol against two controversial right-to-work bills that the Michigan House of Representatives passed in Lansing, Mich. on Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012. As chants of angry protesters filled the Capitol, Michigan lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to right-to-work legislation, dealing a devastating and once-unthinkable defeat to organized labor in a state that has been a bastion of the movement for generations. (AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Romain Blanquart) DETROIT NEWS OUT; NO SALES
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On December 11, 2012 thousands of protesters gathered at the Michigan State Capitol to protest the passage of a "right to work" law in Michigan.

The law passed through the Michigan legislature in a matter of hours, despite the protesters efforts. Governor Rick Snyder signed the controversial bill a short time after it passed through the Michigan State House, and Senate.

WILX was on the scene for the protests, the lawmakers' debate, and the bill's passage. Check out the stories from WILX's coverage of the protests and the legislative action at the capital that day.





 
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