Amid chants of "shame on you, shame on you" from angry protestors in the gallery above, Republicans in the Senate also approved right-to-work legislation this evening, about three and half hours after House Republicans voted through similar legislation to make Michigan the 24th state with a right-to-work law.
The Michigan Senate passed their first bill by a 22-16 vote, with Democrats and a few Republicans voting against it. A separate bill approving right-to-work strictly for public-sector workers passed a few minutes afterward by a 22-4 vote. The chamber's 12 Democrats walked off the floor in protest and were purposely absent for that vote.
Due to legislative rules, each chamber must consider the bill for at least five days before voting. Given the Republican control, the legislation is all-but-certain to become law by the end of next week.
The House vote also fell mostly along party lines, 58-52, with all Democrats and some Republicans opposing it. Democratic House floor leader Kate Segal, D-Battle Creek, said she would ask to reconsider the vote on HB 4054 during the next day of session, but that decision will be up to Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Michigan becomes right to work state
The right to choose if you want to join a union or not seems very American, why would Obama oppose it?