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Right to Work 2012 - Michigan Unions, Obama vs. Gov. Rick Snyder

By Staff
Dec 11, 2012
President Obama is taking the side of the unions.

The Right to Work fight for 2012 is now in Michigan and unions and US President Barack Obama are furious Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is set to sign a bill that gives workers the right to work without paying union dues.

Michigan lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that would give workers the right to ignore unions and the members were out in force to voice their displeasure.

According to NBC News, the protests were huge.

"As the vote was taking place, as many as 10,000 people descended on the Capitol, State Police estimated, prompting authorities to restrict access to the building because it was at its capacity of 2,000," the network reports.

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President Obama is taking the side of the unions and while addressing workers at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford Michigan, said, "What we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions. We shouldn't be doing that."

"These so-called right-to-work laws, they don't have to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics," Obama said.

"What they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money."

Watch a video below.

The protests and the Obama complaints won't matter.

Snyder is expected to sign the measures into law as early as Wednesday.

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