Shouts of "Who's house? Our house" echoed in Michigan's state Capitol rotunda last night as hundreds of union members and activists protested the "right to work" for less law that is being considered today in the state legislature after Gov. Rick Snyder announced it was "on the table."
The Michigan State AFL-CIO live-tweeted from the Capitol and announced it will return today to continue the protest and provide more updates. Follow the Michigan state federation on Twitter and the hashtag #savemi. If you have pictures from the Michigan protests, email them to the Michigan State AFL-CIO.
Senate Democrats stalled the "right to work" for less bill yesterday, but the legislation is expected to be taken up today.
A statement from the Michigan State AFL-CIO:
In the capitol rotunda today, workers will call on legislators to put so-called Right to Work legislation on the ballot, rather than forcing this controversial proposal though during the lame duck session.
Michigan citizens, our friends and neighbors, should make this critical decision.
Even after adjusting for factors such as cost of living, workers in Right to Work States make an average of $1,500 less per year. They are also less likely to have pension or health care benefits.