Ahead of Michigan Right to Work vote, opponents fight to protect collective bargaining
- Year: 2012
- Length: 6:05 minutes (5.58 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
In Michigan, union members and their supporters continue to protest against the Workplace Equity and Fairness Act. It’s a package of so-called Right to Work legislation that opponents say is politically motivated and will give corporations more power to silence workers. Governor Rick Snyder says the legislation is about workplace fairness and equity. As a prelude to larger union protests tomorrow, when lawmakers are expected to take up the bills again, this morning, nurses from the Michigan Nurses Association stood silent on the steps of the Capitol with duct tape covering their mouths. We spoke with Jeff Breslin, a Registered Nurse and the Association’s President. He was at the protest.