12.12.2012

Rick Snyder: the right to work bill into law in Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder (R) Michigan officially became a "right to work" state on Tuesday signed into law two bills that significantly reduce the power of unions. "I signed a bill into law .... We are making progress on the issue of employment equity and equality, "he told a press conference on Tuesday night, just hours after the state House of Representatives approved the accounts. Right to work laws prohibit contracts between companies and unions that require all workers to pay union to negotiate on their behalf. Although business groups and conservatives throwing the problem in terms of the freedom of trade unions in mind that the law allows workers to choose not to support the union even reap the benefits of collective bargaining. Because the law tends to weaken unions in general, unions, and President Barack Obama, who called the law "right to work for less." Movement Snyder is a special victory for workers' rights advocates. Most states are right to work with a solid red and the south. Michigan, however, has one of the highest levels of the union in the country, is the birthplace of the modern automotive industry, and continues to swing state in the election and went to Obama in 2012. Throughout the day, at least 12,500 protesters demonstrated at the Capitol in Lansing. The meeting turned ugly at times, with the Punches were thrown and dispersed pepper spray. State legislatures are controlled by Republicans quickly will track two bills to allow the right to work for public and private sector unions measures in the state, without going through the normal committee process and public comment period. Even before Snyder signed the bill, the union is investigating possible ways to override them. Labor officials have largely been taken off guard by the rapid thrust the right to work, to believe that Snyder sincere in negotiating with them to stay out of his desk. The governor said repeatedly he does not want the right to work in the program, arguing that the deeply divisive in the state. In a press conference on Tuesday, Snyder blames union action on the grounds that he signed the bill, pointing in the direction of the two subjects. The bill, which enshrined the right of collective bargaining in the state's constitution was rejected by voters in November. "It was not something I was looking for," he said. "But really what happened this summer with the intention of causing both dialogue and debate on this topic. Asked union leaders not to proceed with the ballot measure because I know that can lead to spark discussion of labor rights is divisive issue. Unfortunately developing into divisions, and it is time to step up and take a leadership position, I think I've done, in collaboration with a very good team in the legislature. ' Division Preview a possible outbreak of the state policy in the future, Michigan's National Action Network civil rights leader Reverend Charles Williams III, said in a statement released by SEIU: "Since working well and more is at stake, we can not rest until the right workers' rights to fair wages and decent restored. Everything is on the table for the next two years. ' Representative Sander Levin (D-Mich.), vocal opponents of the right to work the meet with the governor to urge him to veto the bill, quickly issued a statement saying that the drive to repeal the legislation is needed to start immediately. "Efforts to reverse the action and the recovery of wild Michigan that animates the work of the middle class and race at the top of their class - not a clash down - from now on," he said. "Governor Snyder actual show today: This is a doll from the donor to the extreme, and will ignore and lie to their constituents," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. "His actions would have been nice Koch Brothers and CEO of the company, but will reduce the voice of every worker and woman in Michigan." Governor Rick Snyder (R) Michigan officially became a "right to work" state on Tuesday signed into law two bills that significantly reduce the power of unions. "I signed a bill into law .... We are making progress on the issue of employment equity and equality, "he told a press conference on Tuesday night, just hours after the state House of Representatives approved the accounts. Right to work laws prohibit contracts between companies and unions that require all workers to pay union to negotiate on their behalf. Although business groups and conservatives throwing the problem in terms of the freedom of trade unions in mind that the law allows workers to choose not to support the union even reap the benefits of collective bargaining. Because the law tends to weaken unions in general, unions, and President Barack Obama, who called the law "right to work for less." Movement Snyder is a special victory for workers' rights advocates. Most states are right to work with a solid red and the south. Michigan, however, has one of the highest levels of the union in the country, is the birthplace of the modern automotive industry, and continues to swing state in the election and went to Obama in 2012. Throughout the day, at least 12,500 protesters demonstrated at the Capitol in Lansing. The meeting turned ugly at times, with the Punches were thrown and dispersed pepper spray. State legislatures are controlled by Republicans quickly will track two bills to allow the right to work for public and private sector unions measures in the state, without going through the normal committee process and public comment period. Even before Snyder signed the bill, the union is investigating possible ways to override them. Labor officials have largely been taken off guard by the rapid thrust the right to work, to believe that Snyder sincere in negotiating with them to stay out of his desk. The governor said repeatedly he does not want the right to work in the program, arguing that the deeply divisive in the state. In a press conference on Tuesday, Snyder blames union action on the grounds that he signed the bill, pointing in the direction of the two subjects. The bill, which enshrined the right of collective bargaining in the state's constitution was rejected by voters in November. "It was not something I was looking for," he said. "But really what happened this summer with the intention of causing both dialogue and debate on this topic. Asked union leaders not to proceed with the ballot measure because I know that can lead to spark discussion of labor rights is divisive issue. Unfortunately developing into divisions, and it is time to step up and take a leadership position, I think I've done, in collaboration with a very good team in the legislature. ' Division Preview a possible outbreak of the state policy in the future, Michigan's National Action Network civil rights leader Reverend Charles Williams III, said in a statement released by SEIU: "Since working well and more is at stake, we can not rest until the right workers' rights to fair wages and decent restored. Everything is on the table for the next two years. ' Representative Sander Levin (D-Mich.), vocal opponents of the right to work the meet with the governor to urge him to veto the bill, quickly issued a statement saying that the drive to repeal the legislation is needed to start immediately. "Efforts to reverse the action and the recovery of wild Michigan that animates the work of the middle class and race at the top of their class - not a clash down - from now on," he said. "Governor Snyder actual show today: This is a doll from the donor to the extreme, and will ignore and lie to their constituents," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. "His actions would have been nice Koch Brothers and CEO of the company, but will reduce the voice of every worker and woman in Michigan."

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