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Hundreds Of Union Members To Rally In Lansing

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LANSING (WWJ) – The state capitol will be filled with Michigan union members on Tuesday.

WWJ Lansing Bureau Tim Skubick is reporting that the rally won’t be like the demonstrations taking place in Wisconsin, where here in Michigan the issues are different.

“We wanna talk about Emergency Financial Manager bill, which ends collective bargaining,” State AFL-CIO President Mark Gaffney told Tim. “Act 312 repeal, which ends binding arbitration for police and fire and the prevailing wage bills, which are going through the legislature, which ends prevailing wage for construction workers,” Gaffney added.

Gaffney says the union is targeting its lobbying efforts at 44 Republicans in the legislature.

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