December 11th, 2012
08:46 PM ET

Michigan governor signs 'Right to Work' bills in to law: "This is a good thing for Michigan," says Gov. Richard Snyder

Michigan governor Richard Snyder signed Tuesday two "Right to Work" bills into law amid angry protests. These laws make it illegal to force workers to join a union or pay union dues in order to get a job.

Michigan lawmakers pass bills weakening union power

Angry crowds descended on the state capital building protesting the passage of those bills.

Sweeping law limits union power in MI

OutFront tonight: CNN's Poppy Harlow in Lansing, Michigan and CNN Contributor John Avlon.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    And I wouldn't be so sure that Indiana will stay such a red state for that much longer...

    December 12, 2012 at 7:08 am | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Maybe right-to-work would be more palatable if it was coupled w some minimum wage adjustment for cost-of-living increases. It's like there's more jobs, but they pay less, so you may have an accountant getting paid like a bartender. It's definitely better than not working, but the problem is that on the lower wage it's more cost effective for many to just keep taking unemployment benefits.

    December 12, 2012 at 7:07 am | Reply

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