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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:01 AM

Michigan right to work protesters try and fail to speak with Gov. Rick Snyder

Source: MLive

Michigan right to work protesters try and fail to speak with Gov. Rick Snyder
By Melissa Anders | manders@mlive.com
on December 07, 2012 at 5:01 PM, updated December 07, 2012 at 8:51 PM Print


LANSING, MI — More than a few dozen protesters crammed into the lobby of an office building in an attempt to meet with Gov. Rick Snyder and express their frustration over his support of a right-to-work law.

A relatively small group that included union members squeezed into the lobby of the George W. Romney Building, where Snyder’s office is located.

“We all came down here because we would like to appeal to the governor to not sign these very divisive bills, to use his words,” said Andy Potter, a Republican and state vice president of the Michigan Corrections Organization. “For the past couple years now he’s been talking about how divisive this is for Michigan families and for the workers themselves, and now he wants to all of a sudden jump on board with legislation that’s going to do nothing but weaken the unions’ leverage to be able to bargain and to be able to represent their members and to be able to keep a safe working environment and to keep a good working wage along with health care.”

Snyder press secretary Sara Wurfel met with the protesters and explained that the governor was busy and could not meet with them, but that his constituent services division would be available to take their comments.


Read more: http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/12/michigan_right_to_work_union_m.html#incart_river_default



Looks to me like the prison guards are not protected from the RTW laws in the same way that cops and firefighters are.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:13 AM

1. Gov. Snyder should ask Gov. Brownback what getting the cheapest workers possible did to

new Kansas vehicle taxes, tags and drivers' licensing software.

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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:16 AM

2. One thing I don't understand...isn't this against Federal law?

How do RTWFL states get away with this?

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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:57 AM

3. You are correct, the Dept. of Corrections workers are not exempt from the RTW law. eom

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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:52 PM

4. What a Cluster Fuck

I knew Snyder was going to be bad, but I never knew how bad it was going to be.

Cops and firefighters but not prison guards...it just gets stupider.

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