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Tue December 11, 2012
Right-To-Work Bills Headed To Gov. Snyder’s Desk
Governor Rick Snyder will have the final say as to whether Michigan will become a so-called “right-to-work” state.
The state House approved legislation Tuesday that would end the practice of requiring workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment.
Representative Tim Greimel is the new leader of the state House Democrats. He says the fight over “right-to-work” is not over.
“The Republicans who voted ‘yes’ on this and the governor are going to be held to account at the ballot box, ultimately, in 2014," he says. "And if the governor thinks that today’s passage of this is going to end the debate on this, he is dead wrong.”
Greimel is calling on Governor Snyder to veto a portion of the measure that makes it immune to a voter referendum. Some opponents are looking for other ways to eventually repeal “right-to-work”, if it becomes law.
The state Senate approved the measure last week. Governor Snyder says he will sign the legislation.