Right-to-Work Legislation Signed in Michigan
From Education Votes:
With the stroke of a pen, Michigan’s Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has taken a state on the upswing and knocked it off course — forcing hardworking Michiganders and their families down a path that will lead to fewer jobs, lower wages, crumbling communities, and a weaker economy.
Despite intense pressure from workers within and outside the state, Snyder signed into law tonight the so-called “Right-to-Work” bill — which opponents characterize as a gift to wealthy “fat cat” donors like Amway heir Dick DeVos and billionaire CEOs David and Charles Koch, known as the “Koch Brothers,” who are bankrolling anti-worker legislation and elected officials to strip middle-class workers of their voices so they can’t challenge the agenda of the 1 percent.