Skip to comments.Right-to-work bill passed in Republican-led Michigan House after walkout by Democrats
Posted on 12/06/2012 3:08:40 PM PST by quantim
LANSING, MI - The Michigan Legislature has begun passing right-to-work bills in a historic move that was announced just this morning.
The Michigan House voted on House Bill 4054, passing it 58-52 mostly partly-line vote in the Republican-led chamber. The bill goes to the Republican-led Senate, which also is taking up right=to-work legislation today.
Bills must pass both chambers and be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder to become law.
The vote occurred after Democrats left the House in protest because Republicans would not suspend debate to acknowledge a lawsuit filed to reopen the Capitol, which as closed, according to police, due to structural concerns. Democrats believe it was a move to keep protesters from filling the gallery.
Snyder and Republican legislative leaders earlier in the day announced plans to make Michigan the 24th state with a right-to-work law that would end mandatory payment of union dues as a condition of employment. It has sparked large protests at the Capitol by union members and anger from Democrats upset the right to work issue never even got a committee hearing.
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I rejoice that union thuggery will have their money spigot seriously cut off.
RTW has passed, Michigan ping.
How many days before some judge throws this out?
What are they worried about? If unions are such great things then everyone should be clamoring to join. They shouldn't need to force people to join...
Well it won’t be the Michigan State Supreme Ct. controlled by a conservative majority.
WoW.. thats really something in Michigan..
MAking Wisconsin republicans look like wimps..
And Minnesota republicans look gayer than Richard Simmons..
Can you imagine Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota telling the UNIONS to talk to the HAND!!!!?..
That could almost make even ((( ME ))) positive..
Hot Damn I love it.
Finally, some Republicans with balls.
I wish we had some in the United State Congress.
Make the Dems walk out every day.
Michigan Repubs control the Senate 26-12 (which means the bill WILL be passed real soon there) and control the House 64-46. And there was no quorum rule holding things up while the union side rampaged.
I'm hoping this will be on the gov's desk by the end of the week.
Hopefully it will be on Gov. Snyder’s desk to sign on Monday when King Kenyan comes here to Detroit to talk about taxing the rich and continuing his class warfare rhetoric - now that would be perfect timing.
I’m hoping it’s on his desk by end-of-day Friday, to short-circuit any pressure from the feds.
Way to go Michigan! Too bad Detroit is part of the state.
For sure! Now Michigan needs to do a border realignment with Indiana and give them that Big Black Chancre called Detroit!
Being on our own behind enemy lines has made Michigan conservatives like the French Resistance. It looks like nothing is going on and an ammo dump blows up.
Yes: He might even start sending guns to the Unions.
Why Not, he sends them to anyone else he likes.
I’m trying to restart the Toledo strip war so we can trick Ohio into winning Detroit.