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.
- Lansing State Journal: Live video from the capitol building in Lansing, Mich.
- Rick Pluta, managing editor and state Capitol bureau chief of Michigan Public Radio Network