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Michigan Democrats Make Final Right-To-Work Push

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(credit: WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

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LANSING (WWJ/AP) -  Democratic members of Michigan’s congressional delegation and those serving in the state Legislature are pressing their case against right-to-work legislation in the final hours before its likely passage.

Following an hour-long meeting with Gov. Rick Snyder, U.S. Senator Carl Levin told reporters Democratic members of the Congress are strongly urging Snyder to veto right-to-work legislation or — at the very least — ask the legislature to delay their vote.

“The labor-management environment in this state has dramatically  improved in recent years. Fracturing that growing unity and creating a contentious labor-management environment will not help companies to come to Michigan,” Levin said.

Also at the meeting, U.S. Congressman John Conyers called the right-to-work law “essentially a right to work for less.” Conyers believes that if Governor Snyder does not delay action on the bill, his legacy will be negatively impacted.

The state House and Senate approved bills last week that would prohibit requiring non-union employees to financially support unions at their workplace.

Lansing authorities are bracing for an onslaught of protesters Tuesday. They have increased police presence and plan road closings and parking restrictions around the Capitol.

RELATED: Police Preparing For Worst Ahead Of Right-To-Work Protests

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