Governor now favors right-to-work law
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:39:08 GMT —
Michigan's Governor has changed his position on the so-called "right to work" law.
Governor Rick Snyder and GOP leaders say they are vowing to push right-to-work legislation in Michigan. Bills could be introduced today. Angry union members are outside the Capitol protesting the announcement.
The Associated Press on Thursday obtained a list of "talking points" being distributed to GOP lawmakers.
The document doesn't give details of what the proposed legislation would say but describes it as "freedom to work legislation".
It says right to work isn't a retaliation against workers but gives them a choice about whether to support a union or not.
Snyder says he's met with labor leaders. He says it's a mater of choice of workers. He says Indiana did this and is getting jobs Michigan could be getting.