'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A top Michigan Democrat is looking to President Obama to deliver retribution to Republicans after the GOP-dominated state legislature approved a package of bills that could make this stronghold of union power the nation's 24th right-to-work state as early as next week.
With a new GOP-controlled state Legislature and a Republican governor in place in Lansing, a move is afoot to make Michigan the 23rd state in the nation to adopt legislation that would prohibit unions and employers from regulating collection of union dues or requiring employees to join a union if their workplace is organized.
"Republicans across the country saw the consequences of their war on women this past November, and if Gov. Snyder thinks we're naive enough to believe his ridiculous excuses for signing this bill into law, he's sadly mistaken," said Michigan state Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, who called the law "disgraceful."
"We are hoping that when President Obama comes to Michigan next week, that this is going to be on his radar screen, that he's going to say Michigan doesn't care about their middle class, [so] why should we be bending over backwards to make sure that this governor is able to deliver on his promise," said Mrs. Whitmer in an interview with local radio station WWJ.