Michigan’s Republican-controlled legislature passed two new laws Tuesday making it the 24th U.S. state with “right to work” laws in place for employees. Unions, in the once union-friendly state, may no longer make membership a requirement for employment in either the public or private sector.
Both measures passed last week in the Michigan Senate, and now all that is needed is the signature of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder which may come as soon as Wednesday.
The Washington Examiner reported that Democrat State Rep. Douglas Geiss threatened, “there will be blood, there will be repercussions,” if the legislation passed. Thousands of people both for and against the legislation converged on the Capitol building in Lansing early Tuesday morning.
Watch Gov. Snyder discuss Michigan’s new right to work laws with Fox’s Neil Cavuto.