LANSING — The Michigan House today approved so-called “right to work” legislation and sent the bills to Gov. Rick Snyder for his approval amid a heavy police presence at the Capitol and outside the governor’s offices in the George W. Romney Building, while thousands of Michigan citizens urged Snyder to veto the bills.
“Today more than ten thousand Michigan citizens came to Lansing to show their support for workers and working families,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer. “While their voices reached into the Capitol, their beliefs did not reach the closed hearts and minds of the Republican-led Legislature, which approved so-called ‘right to work’ bills and sent them to Governor Snyder for his signature. Even though Snyder has stated publicly that he will sign the bills, there is still time for him to do the right thing. We urge Snyder to ignore the will of corporate CEOs like Dick DeVos and the Koch brothers and side instead with the people of Michigan. But if Snyder should choose instead to side with his corporate donors, he cannot hide from the fact that he gave the Legislature the green light to move forward and with the stroke of his pen enacted the most harmful legislation passed in recent memory here in Michigan.”