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How Republicans Issued Major Blow In Anti-Union Fight

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By Nick Carey and Bernie Woodall LANSING, Mich., Dec 13 (Reuters) - As a trained aerospace engineer, Patrick Colbeck applied his pench...

Laura Bassett

Michigan Abortion 'Super-Bill' Passes State Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

The Michigan Senate passed its version of a controversial abortion bill on Wednesday that would regulate abortion clinics as surgical centers, require...

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...

'Everyone Works For The Auto Industry': Michigan Readers On Right-To-Work, Part Two

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Detroit

On Tuesday, the Michigan Legislature approved a right-to-work bill that critics say could break the back of organized labor in the state. Later that d...

'It's Really A Right To Work AROUND The Unions'

Posted 12.13.2012 | Comedy

On Tuesday, protests broke out at the Michigan state capitol after state legislators passed the anti-union "Right To Work" bill, which was quickly sig...

Protests Fail To Halt Contentious Right-To-Work Effort

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Lansing, Mich. — Now that Michigan has become a right-to-work state, unions in this stronghold of organized labor are confronting a new and urge...

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.

Dave Jamieson

WATCH: Michigan Protests Turn Ugly WIth Pepper Spray, Punches

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

The largely peaceful protests against right-to-work legislation that brought thousands of pro-union workers to Lansing, Mich., turned ugly at times on...

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...

Former Lawmaker Gets Pepper Sprayed During Heated Protests

Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

As thousands descended on the Michigan's capitol to protest controversial right-to-work legislation passed by the House Tuesday, one former lawmaker f...

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...

Dave Jamieson

Caught Off-Guard, Unions Rush To Michigan To Contain Damage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

Thousands of union-supporting workers poured into Lansing, Mich., Tuesday to protest the passage of the state's right-to-work legislation. The bois...

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...

Michigan Right-To-Work Bill Approved By Republican-Dominated House

AP | JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.10.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — Over the chants of thousands of angry protesters, Republican lawmakers made Michigan a right-to-work state Tuesday, dealing a d...

LOOK: Protesters Push Back On Anti-Union Legislation

AP | JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.10.2013 | Detroit

By JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Republican-led Michigan House has approved a contentious right-to-...

MLK Jr. In 1961 On 'Right To Work': 'We Demand This Fraud Be Stopped'

Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

What would Martin Luther King Jr. tell Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder about the so-called "right to work" bill his party is rushing into law? He...

Governor Rick Snyder's "Relentless Positive Action" Has Negative Affects on Michigan

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 02.09.2013 | Detroit
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Tuesday in Lansing, Michigan National Action Network will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other citizens at the Capitol to show the governor and other elected leaders that we will not stand quietly by while they hurt our families and communitie.

Dems Push Back Against Right-To-Work Legislation

AP | JOHN FLESHER and JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.09.2013 | Detroit

LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder says one reason he supports right-to-work legislation in Michigan is the economic boost a similar law has give...

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.

Unions Vow Payback On Controversial GOP Measure

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. — With defeat in the Michigan Legislature virtually certain, Democrats and organized labor intend to make enactment of right-to-w...