Friday, February 15, 2013
For one Shelby Township resident, quoted this week in the Detroit Free Press, Snyder's about-face on right-to-work has put him "in the toilet" as far as he is concerned.
From the emergency manager law to eliminating the Michigan Business Tax, Gov. Rick Snyder's policies have garnered mixed reviews since his election in 2010, but a recent poll suggests his controversial push to make Michigan a right-to-work state has shifted many voters against him. Support for Gov. Rick Snyder, specifically as it relates to jobs, is falling, according to a recent EPIC-MRA of Lansing poll released exclusively to the Detroit Free Press and WXYZ-TV. For Shelby Township resident Ron Bowman, 64, who took part in the poll and was later quoted by the Free Press, Snyder's about-face on right-to-work was the key issue that tipped the governor out of favor with the self-described independent. "The right-to-work thing puts him in the…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bills into law Tuesday evening.
LANSING - Despite the roar of the crowds lining the lawn of the Capitol building and surrounding streets, two pieces of legislation passed by the Senate last week made their way through the state House of Representatives and were signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder Tuesday afternoon. "I have signed these bills into law. ... We are moving forward on the topic of workplace fairness and equality," he said in press conference announcing that he signed the bills Tuesday evening. With the signature, Michigan became the 24th state in the nation to adopt right-to-work provisions that supporters say will give workers choice and make Michigan more attractive to companies looking to investing in the Midwest. But critics said they fear the move …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Post your views on the proposed right-to-work legislation by adding it to the Local Voices section of Shelby-Utica Patch.
Do you have an opinion on the proposed right-to-work legislation? Then we would like you to let everyone know about it by sharing it on Shelby-Utica Patch. All you need to do is add your opinion—it could be as short as a sentence or as long as a term paper—to our Local Voices section. It’s quick and easy to do. Just click here to post your opinion. Whether you are for or against the right-to-work bills, we would love for you to share your voice with the Wyandotte community.
UAW members and other unions are at the state Capitol in Lansing today as the state Legislature passed proposed right-to-work legislation. Patch was Lansing, as well, posting live updates throughout the day.
Patch provided live updates from Lansing today as the state Legislature passed right-to-work legislation. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that he would put right-to-work on his agenda. Following Snyder's announcement, Republicans in the Legislature put bills forward in both houses, prompting protests in Lansing by union groups, including the UAW. The bills were passed and signed into law by Snyder Tuesday. Watch live video from various sources in Lansing, or join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #righttowork. How to join the conversation: Click "play" on the Cover it Live box on this page (you may have to reload your browser to see the box). Read more on right-to-work legislation:
Monday, December 10, 2012
President says proposed right-to-work laws give people "the right to work for less money" during an appearance in Redford Township.
President Barack Obama took direct aim at proposed right-to-work legislation during an appearance Monday in Redford Township. Obama waded into Michigan’s brewing labor battle that erupted last week when Gov. Rick Snyder said right-to-work legislation was on his agenda and union groups protested at the state Capitol in Lansing. "We should do everything we can to keep creating good middle-class jobs that help folks rebuild security for their families," Obama said Monday in a speech at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant, according to the Huffington Post. Obama added that with right-to-work laws, “what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.” More protests are expected in Lansing on Tuesday as right-to-work …
Legislation passed last week in the Michigan House and Senate could reach Gov. Rick Snyder for his signature by Tuesday. Leave a comment or upload a photo if you participate in related demonstrations!
Demonstrators took to the Capitol steps Monday in Lansing to sound off on right-to-work legislation that is poised to become law after Gov. Rick Snyder did an abrupt about-face on the issue last week and a series of related bills passed in the House and Senate. Larger protests are expected Tuesday when the legislation could reach Snyder's desk for his signature. Patch will be live-blogging from Lansing as the situation develops. [Are you participating in the demonstrations? Leave a comment, upload a photo or e-mail Shelby-Utica Patch editor Marina Cracchiolo!] Read on for a description of each bill and to find out how lawmakers who represent Shelby and Utica voted. The legislation that would make Michigan a "right-to-work" state was passed…
UAW members and other unions are expected to protest at the state Capitol in Lansing today as the state Legislature considers proposed right-to-work legislation. Patch will be in Lansing, as well, posting live updates throughout the day.
Patch will provide live updates from Lansing today as the state Legislature considers right-to-work legislation. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced last week that he would put right-to-work on his agenda. Following Snyder's announcement, Republicans in the Legislature put bills forward in both houses, prompting protests in Lansing by union groups, including the UAW. More protests at the Capitol are expected today as the Legislature again takes up the proposed legislation. Check back throughout the day for the latest news and views from the Capitol, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment. Watch live video from various sources in Lansing, or join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #righttowork. How to join the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday morning that he would sign right-to-work legislation if passed by the state Legislature.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that he would pursue right-to-work legislation for public and private employees in the state, according to the Detroit Free Press. The law would include an exemption for firefighters and police officers, but it would apply to 17.5 percent of Michigan's workforce, according to the Detroit News. A poll on possible right-to-work legislation on Wyandotte Patch generated several comments. "Not sure why you would ever think being a Right To Work state is a good idea...unless you like getting paid less for the work you do," Jerry Barton said. "The only ones that benefit from Right To Work legislation are the employers." Another commenter, Just Sayin', disagreed: "I think right to work is ok, if you …
Monday, January 9, 2012
The Macomb County Chamber's third annual Reinventing Macomb panel discussion featured local and state officials debating their views on right to work, the personal property tax and infrastructure.
They sat on opposite sides of the room, but when pressed to weigh in on making Michigan a right to work state, eliminating the personal property tax and improving area infrastructure, Macomb County’s local and state officials stood side-by-side on nearly every issue. More than a dozen county commissioners, city mayors and state representatives gathered at Sycamore Hills Golf Course Jan. 9 to field political and economic questions posed by senior capital correspondent Tim Skubick. “Talk to us about right to work. Is it going to be on the agenda in this new legislative year and why would you stiff your governor by debating it?” Skubick asked state Rep. Pete Lund (R-District 36). While Gov. Rick Snyder maintains he does not want Michigan to …