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Breaking: Right to Work Bill Passes in the Michigan State House

"Right to Work" for less passes the Michigan State House by a 58-52 vote. 

The Lansing State Journal reports the vote 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 during the next day of session, but that decision will be up to Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall.

The Senate is debating a similar bill. 

Earlier today as 3,000 union members and worker's rights advocates rallied against the bill, police shut the Capitol's doors. A number of Michigan workers, insisting on their right to petition their own elected officials, then filed a lawsuit in Ingham County Circuit Court this morning.  They won an injunction this afternoon from Judge Joyce Draganchuk.  Her order specifies that state authorities must stop denying access to “the democratic process.”

Follow live updates from Michigan State's Twitter account on the AFL-CIO Now blog. 

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