Governor's Signature Turns Michigan into 24th Right-to-Work State (with Video)

By Nina Settappa
By Scott Sarvay

December 12, 2012 Updated Dec 12, 2012 at 12:19 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (www.incnow.tv) - Michigan has become the 24th Right-to-Work state in the country.

The legislature, as we told you on Tuesday, pushed-through the legislation and Governor Rick Snyder signed the bill immediately, dealing a big blow to organized labor.

He's receiving death threats for doing so.

The governor says it was a problem that needed to be solved.

Of course, those against the bill disagree.

Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said, “Shouldn't the unions be putting out a proposition that workers want to join a union and shouldn't workers feel free to make that choice to say their dollars are going to that union or not based on they feel they're getting results, so that's what this is really doing, so I view this as pro worker, not anti-union.

State Rep. Brandon Dillon (D) says, “This is about reducing workers wages, plain and simple."

The law will take effect, 90 days after the end of this legislative session.

Union leaders will likely challenge it.




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