Via HuffPo. Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero reacts to the right-wing Republican sneak attack on Michigan workers.
“The Republicans put this through in lightning speed, in lame duck. It’s outrageous and despicable what they’ve done, in my opinion. They did no public hearing. They did the best they could to shut out any public input at all into the process.
…A democracy is not a forever thing. You have to get up every day. Every day liberty and freedom must be won anew.
We’re back to the politics of fifty years ago…”
RTW, the right to work more for less money, is supported by only 6 percent of the people of Michigan.
It’s no mystery where Michigan’s RTW legislation came from. The aggressively pro-corporate American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, is a policy clearinghouse… for bills that can be introduced at a moment’s notice in state legislative chambers.