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Obama weighs in on Michigan's right-to-work fight

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks after his tour of the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Michigan, December 10, 2012. REU
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks after his tour of the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Michigan, December 10, 2012. REU

REDFORD (WKZO) -- President Obama is weighing in on the raging controversy over labor union rights in Michigan.

Speaking at a suburban Detroit auto facility, the President said so-called right-to-work laws just give workers the opportunity to "work for less money."  Obama argued that unions have helped create a "stronger middle class and a stronger America."

Republican state lawmakers are on the verge of approving aggressive new right-to-work legislation in a state with a deep labor tradition.  GOP Governor Rick Snyder vows to sign the new law.

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