State Senate Passes Two Right to Work Bills

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The Michigan State Senate has passed two right to work bills.

State senators voted in favor of a bill involving right to work in the public sector by a 22-16 margin. All Democrats and a few Republicans opposed it.

The State Senate passed another right to work bill regarding the private sector by a 22-4 vote. Democrats walked off the floor prior to that vote.

The State House of Representatives has already passed a right to work bill involving the private sector by a 58-52 vote.

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  • by Me Location: Location on Dec 13, 2012 at 10:11 AM
    Congratulations Bob, how does it feel to support a Governor that is just as bad as "OWE-BOMA"??? Typical that someone would go on and on and on about how sneaky Obama was, but then agree with it when it's a Republican that does it.
  • by Bob Location: Holt on Dec 10, 2012 at 12:58 PM
    Hey Suzanne you must have a short memory...remember the OWE-BOMA Health Care that was conducted behind closed doors that got passed without Republicians. It's the norm to politics huh.
  • by anonymous Location: howell on Dec 9, 2012 at 04:45 PM
    cant wait to see how many lawsuits and money this costs businesses when they dont hire people that wont belong to a union. How can union/nonunion work together when you know they will hire non union non qualified workers for half the pay and the unions sue because collective barganing is still federally protected. should be interesting
  • by Name Location: Location on Dec 7, 2012 at 10:54 AM
    Think that this is a payback to the working class. Thinks there is nothing we can do, but we can start recall petitions, and point out how they voted next election. I think that you can lay part of this on the door steps of the auto unions. They pushed, and now got pushed back.
  • by Elaine Location: Location on Dec 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM
    To John; LOL but the sad thing is there is a lot of truth what you wrote.
  • by Name Location: Location on Dec 7, 2012 at 10:04 AM
    WOW, talk about over reacting! This doesn't stop the unions, it give the employee the free choice to belong or not. If big unions don't listen to the members, the members can stop paying dues.
  • by Steve Location: Dewitt on Dec 7, 2012 at 09:41 AM
    December 7th, 2012...A date that will live in infamy! Democracy, and the democratic intentions set forth in our constitution were viciously, and deliberately attacked by sources within our own government...... If its the "will of the people" Gov. Why then did you bury it with appropriations so the people couldn't vote it out???? Sad day indeed for democracy, doesn’t matter if you are pro or anti labor!
  • by Lori Location: Lansing on Dec 7, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    None of this would've taken place if Prop 2 would've passed last month. I knew this was coming.
  • by Me on Dec 7, 2012 at 05:48 AM
    Unfortunately the unions forced this! Totally foreseeable!!
  • by Elaine Location: Location on Dec 7, 2012 at 05:02 AM
    I am very disappointed to see the Legislature is pushing this through as fast as possible. You would think the politicians would want to have input from their constituents first and make a decision based on what the population wants. I am not a union member nor have I ever belonged to a union; but this legislation is being used to destroy the unions.
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