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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:15 PM

Obama Expected To Weigh In On Michigan Right-To-Work Battle In Detroit Speech

Source: Huffington Post

Amanda Terkel aterkel@huffingtonpost.com

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama arrives in Michigan on Monday to sell his vision for addressing the so-called fiscal cliff, he will be stepping into a state that is currently witnessing a massive battle between its governor and labor community. And according to union officials, Obama will weigh in on the controversy and speak out against "right-to-work" laws.

Michigan is set to become the 24th right-to-work state, with Gov. Rick Snyder (R) poised to sign the controversial bill on Tuesday after it was fast-tracked by the GOP-controlled legislature. Thousands of union supporters protested at the state capitol in Lansing last week, and more protests are expected in the coming days.

On Monday, Obama is scheduled to give a speech on the fiscal cliff at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant, as part of his public campaign to build support for raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans as he negotiates with congressional Republicans.

The Obama administration told labor leaders that the president will also be weighing in on the right-to-work fight in his speech, according to union officials who spoke with The Huffington Post.

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President Barack Obama will give a speech in Detroit on Monday, Dec. 10, on his plan to address the "fiscal cliff." (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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Reply Obama Expected To Weigh In On Michigan Right-To-Work Battle In Detroit Speech (Original post)
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 OP
Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #1
still_one Dec 2012 #2
SoapBox Dec 2012 #3
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2012 #4
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #5
patrice Dec 2012 #6
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:27 PM

1. Give 'em hell, Mr. President. That's my Home.

You betcha.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:43 PM

2. and he should. This could be another watershed moment. The republican war against women was a

watershed moment, and now this with labor

I have no doubt the republicans will show the country that they hate labor

In fact that was one of rove's and the republicans objectives to destroy unions


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:59 PM

3. There is no "Right to Work" for workers in such states...

I had that rubbed in my face, by an employer in AZ years ago.

I've never forgotten that. All the "rights" go to the employer and the workers get none.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:26 PM

4. the name alone (of the bill) is so damn typical REPUKE word games

Such a shell game that NO ONE'S Called them on...or I mean, no one capable of making a dent has called them on.

This is more exciting action and I am seriously glad too see it.

It isn't easy to change a culture. Isn't fast, either. Said by the queen of impatience, here!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 10:57 PM

5. Definitely looking forward to hearing this one.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 11:19 PM

6. I'll be listening to every word.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:55 AM

7. Thanks Omaha Steve!

I saw yesterday that he was giving a speech in Detroit on Monday and my mind immediately went to the Orwellian "Right to Work" law.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:39 AM

8. WHAT TIME IS THIS SPEECH SCHEDULED FOR TODAY???????

I don't like opening up HP, as it takes two darn long to load. Thanks in advance to anyone who knows.
GoBama!

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