Friday, March 29, 2013
Patch readers weighed in with their opinions on the legislation that went into effect on Thursday.
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch readers have some strong opinions on Michigan’s new right-to-work law. The law went into effect Thursday, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder praised the legislation, according to the Detroit Free Press. Michigan’s right-to-work law means workers can opt out of paying union dues, though it will not affect many for months or years. New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township residents weighed in on the new law on the New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch Facebook page: Read more on right-to-work legislation:
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Legislation passed last week in the Michigan House and Senate, reaching Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday for approval. Leave a comment or upload a photo if you participated in related demonstrations.
Protesters took to Capitol steps Tuesday in Lansing to sound off on right-to-work legislation that became law after Gov. Rick Snyder did an abrupt about-face on the issue last week and a series of related bills passed in the House and Senate. [Did you participate in the demonstrations? Leave a comment, upload a photo or email New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch!] Read on for a description of each bill and to find out how lawmakers who represent local citizens voted. The legislation makes Michigan a "right-to-work" state and was passed 58 to 52 in the House on Dec. 6, according to michiganvotes.org. The bill prohibits unions from requiring workers to pay dues as a term of employment. It also includes a $1 million appropriation to make it "…
Monday, December 10, 2012
President says proposed right-to-work laws give people "the right to work for less money" during an appearance in Redford Township.
President Barack Obama took direct aim at proposed right-to-work legislation during an appearance Monday in Redford Township. Obama waded into Michigan’s brewing labor battle that erupted last week when Gov. Rick Snyder said right-to-work legislation was on his agenda and union groups protested at the state Capitol in Lansing. "We should do everything we can to keep creating good middle-class jobs that help folks rebuild security for their families," Obama said Monday in a speech at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant, according to the Huffington Post. Obama added that with right-to-work laws, “what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.” More protests are expected in Lansing on Tuesday as right-to-work …
UAW members and other unions are expected to protest at the state Capitol in Lansing today as the state Legislature considers proposed right-to-work legislation. Patch will be in Lansing, as well, posting live updates throughout the day.
Patch will provide live updates from Lansing today as the state Legislature considers right-to-work legislation. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that he would put right-to-work on his agenda. Following Snyder's announcement, Republicans in the Legislature put bills forward in both houses, prompting protests in Lansing by union groups, including the UAW. More protests at the Capitol are expected today as the Legislature again takes up the proposed legislation. Check back throughout the day for the latest news and views from the Capitol, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment. Watch live video from various sources in Lansing, or join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #righttowork. How to join the …
Monday, January 9, 2012
The Macomb County Chamber's third annual Reinventing Macomb panel discussion featured local and state officials debating their views on right to work, the personal property tax and infrastructure.
They sat on opposite sides of the room, but when pressed to weigh in on making Michigan a right to work state, eliminating the personal property tax and improving area infrastructure, Macomb County’s local and state officials stood side-by-side on nearly every issue. More than a dozen county commissioners, city mayors and state representatives gathered at Sycamore Hills Golf Course Jan. 9 to field political and economic questions posed by senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick. “Talk to us about right to work. Is it going to be on the agenda in this new legislative year and why would you stiff your governor by debating it?” Skubick asked state Rep. Pete Lund (R-District 36). While Gov. Rick Snyder maintains he does not want Michigan to …