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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:47 PM

How Michigan’s Right-To-Work Law Came to Be

How Michigan’s Right-To-Work Law Came to Be
http://billmoyers.com/2012/12/11/how-michigans-right-to-work-law-came-to-be/
December 11, 2012 by Theresa Riley

As police held back thousands of protesters near the state capital building, Michigan, the birthplace of the labor movement, became the 24th state to enact so-called “right-to-work” legislation. Earlier today, Governor Rick Snyder signed two bills preventing public and private sector unions from requiring workers to pay union fees.

The Detroit News reports that after requests from Grover Norquist and others, Snyder switched sides on the issue. United Auto Workers President Robert King said in an interview, that the Koch brothers and Amway owner Dick DeVos “bullied and bought their way to get this legislation in Michigan.”

In an editorial headlined “Drinking the Kochs’ Kool Aid,” the Detroit Free Press was unable to account for the governor’s change of heart, but offered some theories on the motivations of State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville. He may have been under pressure, the newspaper said, from the anti-union Americans for Prosperity and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), both financially supported by the Koch brothers. ALEC’s model right-to-work bill “mirrors the Michigan law word for word.”

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:58 PM

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:06 PM

2. The shadowy figures behind Michigan's new 'right-to-work' law

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