DETROIT (WWJ) – The issue of collective bargaining takes center stage at a press conference with UAW leaders.
WWJ’s Marie Osborne reports that UAW President Bob King is angrily denouncing what he says was the Governor’s decision to strip collective bargaining rights from nearly 20,000 subsidized home based child care providers.
“It’s wrong, it’s outright…it’s especially wrong to say you are going to work with unions and you are going to respect collective bargaining and not do,” says King.
King went on to say that Snyder’s proposals are out of touch with Michigan citizens who believe in collective bargaining.
The UAW stated to the Governor’s office that they wanted to work with the governor but did not get a return call.
Governor Snyder’s office issued a statement on today’s rally, saying we’ve got to address the challenges and issues that have gone on for too long — adding that it won’t be easy but it’s necessary.