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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Protesters Converge On Michigan State House

Thousands of supporter march to the State Capitol grounds in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.  (AP/Carlos Osorio)

Thousands of supporter march to the State Capitol grounds in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. (AP/Carlos Osorio)

Several thousand people angry at Republican lawmakers for rushing passage of what protesters say is anti-union legislation are converging in Lansing this morning, as lawmakers take final votes on so-called “right to work” legislation. The measures would prohibit requirements that nonunion employees pay unions negotiating their contracts and other benefits.

Gov. Rick Snyder, who calls the measures “pro-worker,” is expected to sign the legislation later this week, making Michigan the 24th right-to-work state in the U.S.

Guest:

  • Rick Pluta, managing editor and state Capitol bureau chief of Michigan Public Radio Network

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