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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:12 PM

Scenes From RTW Protest




Published on Dec 5, 2012 by MIRSNews

Get up to speed on what the more than 300 protestors at the state capitol over Right To Work today were doing.


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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:29 PM

1. k/r

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:30 PM

2. 'Right to work' law passes in Michigan State House, 58-52

 

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'Right to work' law passes in Michigan State House, 58-52 - @monroenews http://www.monroenews.com/news/2012/dec/06/right-work-legislation-moving-ahead-lansing/

Huge crowds gathered in Lansing today monitor, and some cases protest, a controversial piece of legislation dubbed the "right to work" bill and officially part of House Bill 4054. #The voting process in the House of Representatives started shortly after 4:30 p.m.; and ended about 4:45 p.m. News reporters who are covering this out of Lansing announced a 58-52 vote via their Twitter feeds. That bill will now go to the Senate.

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 05:31 PM

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police used pepper spray Thursday to subdue protesters trying to rush the Michigan Senate chamber after Gov. Rick Snyder and other Republican leaders announced they would press for quick approval of right-to-work legislation limiting union powers.

Eight people were arrested for resisting and obstructing when they tried to push past two troopers guarding the Senate door, state police Inspector Gene Adamczyk said. The Capitol was closed because of safety concerns, and Adamczyk said Thursday afternoon he wasn’t sure when it would reopen.

So-called right-to-work measures generally prohibit requiring unions from collecting fees from nonunion employees, which opponents say drains unions of money and weakens their ability to bargain for good wages and benefits. Supporters insist it would boost the economy and job creation.

Should it become law in Michigan, it would give the right-to-work movement its strongest foothold yet in the Rust Belt region, where organized labor already has suffered several body blows.
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via http://www.boston.com/business/news/2012/12/06/police-spray-pro-union-protesters-mich-capitol/a54ytM4alMo2vgnStBOioK/story.html

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