Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Rep. Tom McMillin voices his support of the bills, which were signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday.
LANSING - People came from as close as down the street and as far as Chicago and Wisconsin, joining thousands of union members in a protest against right-to-work legislation Tuesday in Lansing. Despite the roar of the crowds lining the lawn of the Capitol building and surrounding streets, two pieces of legislation passed by the Senate last week made their way through the state House of Representatives and were signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday afternoon. State Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, voted for the bills. "These bills give Michigan workers the freedom to choose how to spend their hard-earned wages," McMillin said in a statement. "Unions can still make their case for membership, but workers will have the independence …
UAW members and other unions are expected to protest at the state Capitol in Lansing on Tuesday as the state Legislature considers proposed right-to-work legislation. Patch will be in Lansing posting updates throughout the day.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Patch will provide news from Lansing on Tuesday as the state Legislature considers right-to-work legislation. To view this live feed from your mobile device, click here. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that he would put right-to-work on his agenda. Following Snyder's announcement, Republicans in the Legislature put bills forward in both houses, prompting protests in Lansing by union groups, including the UAW. More protests at the Capitol are expected Tuesday as the Legislature again takes up the proposed legislation. Check back Tuesday at 9 a.m. for the latest news and views from the Capitol, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment. Or, join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #righttowork. How to join …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Legislation passed last week in the Michigan House and Senate could reach Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature by Tuesday. Leave a comment or upload a photo if you participate in related demonstrations!
Demonstrators took to the Capitol steps Monday in Lansing to sound off on right-to-work legislation that is poised to become law after Gov. Rick Snyder did an abrupt about-face on the issue last week and a series of related bills passed in the House and Senate. Larger protests are expected Tuesday when the legislation could reach Snyder's desk for his signature. Patch will be live-blogging from Lansing as the situation develops. [Are you participating in the demonstrations? Leave a comment, upload a photo or e-mail Rochester Patch.] Read on for a description of each bill and to find out how lawmakers who represent Rochester and Rochester Hills voted. The legislation that would make Michigan a "right-to-work" state was passed 58 to 52 in …