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Ashley Woods

GOP Governor Defends Right-To-Work Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- The Michigan Legislature's hasty passage of a right-to-work law in December 2012 was likely the most polarizing week of Gov. Rick Snyder's ...

Decision On Right-To-Work Law Slammed As 'Purely Political'

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan's right-to-work law applies to 35,000 state employees, a divided state appeals court ruled Thursday in the first major lega...

'Right to Work' and Other Betrayals Are Killing Snyder, Republican Brand in Michigan

Mike Jackson | Posted 04.28.2013 | Detroit
Mike Jackson

Rick Snyder and Republicans are playing word games because they know their brand is a pale shadow of what their party once was.

Jason Linkins

Right To Work, But No Right To Shoot

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the tragic school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., there has been much renewed attention to the notion that ...

Should We Eliminate Collective Bargaining For Stockholders, Too?

Eric Zuesse | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Tuesday night, Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed into law what has now become the standard Republican labor legislation; it's called b...

Michigan Mayor Blasts 'Right To Work' Laws

Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday night, Michigan governor Rick Snyder signed the so-called "right-to-work" legislation into law, sparking giant protests in the capitol of L...

We Have a Right to Fight Back Against Right-to-Work Laws

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Whether it's a statutory initiative, a veto referendum or an outright recall election, we must take action in Michigan and anywhere workers' rights are under threat. There has been far too much sacrifice to secure our ability to collectively bargain and create fairer working conditions for us to give up now.

Amanda Terkel

Michigan Governor Signs Controversial Anti-Union Bills Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Rick Snyder (R) officially made Michigan a "right-to-work" state on Tuesday, signing into law two bills that significantly diminish...

Michigan Governor Signs Right-To-Work Legislation Into Law

Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed Republican-backed right-to-work legislation into law on Tuesday, the governor announced at a press conference. ...

Amanda Terkel

Big 3 Automakers Reportedly Worried About Michigan Right To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- While one of Michigan's biggest industries remains silent in public on the debate over so-called right-to-work legislation, privately th...

Right To Work Bill For Private Employees Passes In Michigan House

Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

The Michigan House approved a second right-to-work bill on Tuesday that would cover all private employees, by a vote of 58-52. Republicans have as...

As Washington Fiddles Over the Fiscal Cliff, the Real Battle Over Inequality Is Happening in the Heartland

Robert Reich | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

As money concentrates at the top, so does power. That concentrated power generates even more entrenched wealth at the top, and less for the middle class and the poor. The result has been a degree of inequality not witnessed since the days of the robber barons.

'This Bill Is Going To Affect Every Single Person In Michigan': Readers Weigh In On Right-To-Work

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Michigan state legislature approved a controversial bill that labor advocates say would hamstring union workers. Now that the bill has...

Amanda Terkel

Labor's Options For Repealing Michigan Right To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Thousands of labor supporters turned out to Michigan's Capitol on Tuesday, as the legislature reconvened to vote on "right to work" legi...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Weighs In On Michigan Right To Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama weighed in on the contentious labor battle playing out in Michigan, condemning the Republican push to make Michig...

Governor Snyder's True Colors Show in Michigan's Right to Work Battle

Gretchen Whitmer | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Gretchen Whitmer

Last week Michigan Governor Rick Snyder removed any remaining shred of credibility as a moderate with a stunning about-face on "Right to Work," a policy that he had recently declared "too divisive" and not something that was in Michigan's best interest.

Amanda Terkel

Michigan Democrats Meet With Governor On Right To Work Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) met with Democrats in Michigan's congressional delegation on Monday morning on the controversial "right to...

Michigan and Right-to-Work: Entrance Ramp to the Low Road Economy

Bruce Pietrykowski | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Bruce Pietrykowski

Unions have changed. It's time for politicians to crack the books and learn about how to encourage the creation of more high performance workplaces of the 21st century rather than clinging to outmoded ideas that attempt to recreate the 19th century workplace.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Expected To Weigh In On Michigan Labor Battle In Detroit Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama arrives in Michigan on Monday to sell his vision for addressing the so-called fiscal cliff, he will be stepp...

Amanda Terkel

Michigan GOP Lawmakers Explain Votes Against 'Right To Work'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.08.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Michigan is set to become the 24th state with a so-called right to work law, with Gov. Rick Snyder (R) poised to sign the controversial ...

Sam Stein

Obama Comes Out Against Right-To-Work Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration, in a statement Thursday afternoon, came out against proposed "right-to-work" legislation being pushed by Repub...