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Lansing Braces for Protests as Legislature Considers Right-to-Work Bill


LANSING, MI (WHTC) - Security is ramped up in Lansing for today's expected legislative passage of a right-to-work bill. Endorsed by Governor Snyder, the Workplace Fairness and Equity Act would make Michigan the 24th state to enact a law that would end mandatory union participation and dues for organized workers. Up to 10 thousand demonstrators are expected to converge on the state Capitol to protest. The legislation will have appropriations attached to it, making it ineligible for any voter recall efforts under the state constitution. 

All of the Lakeshore's state legislative delegation - Representatives Joe Haveman, Amanda Price, Bob Genetski and Dave Agema, along with Senators Arlan Meekhof and Rick Jones - are expected to join their fellow Republicans in support of the bill, with Meekhof sponsoring the Senate version of the legislation.