House passes right-to-work bills; protests in Lansing continue

The state House of Representatives rushed through legislation today making Michigan a so-called “right-to-work” state as more than 10,000 middle-class workers protested outside the Capitol and the governor’s office.

MEA members are encouraged to come to Lansing after work today and join workers in a peaceful “Day of Action” at and around the Capitol. Members should park at MEA headquarters at 1216 Kendale Blvd. in East Lansing and catch a shuttle bus to downtown Lansing. Buses will continue to make the trip back and forth all day.

Gov. Rick Snyder may sign the legislation as early as this afternoon, marking a complete about-face from his rhetoric just weeks ago that right-to-work was too divisive and not on his “agenda.”

Call Snyder NOW at 517-373-3400 and urge him to VETO right-to-work legislation, which only serves to harm middle-class families to the benefit of corporate special interests.