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Senate Leaders Differ On Right To Work For Teachers

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LANSING (WWJ) – The Michigan Senate Democratic Leader and Republican Senate Leader are at odds over a key labor issue.  WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick reports that this time the debate is over the Right to Work issue for teachers.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville is endorsing a Right to Work law for teachers and Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer is heavily criticizing Republicans for their “Right to Teach” law.

“I think it’s ludicrous, the Republicans take a billion dollars  out of the school aid fund to give to businesses. They haven’t created one job, and then to say they are going to ride in and  fix the ills of our schools, by taking teachers rights away, it doesn’t make sense,” said Whitmer.

Skubick says Gov. Snyder is not getting involved in the debate –  saying this issue is not on his agenda.

Republican Randy Richardville has been the target of recall petition attempts this summer.

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