Gov. Snyder: This is pro-worker legislation
Michigan governor on state's right-to-work vote
- Duration 5:43
- Date Dec 7, 2012
Michigan governor on state's right-to-work vote
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Here we dollar got a Michigan where massive -- protest not stopping state Republicans who have a proven right to work legislation to move stops -- from forcing nonunion workers.
To pay dues and could become law as early as next Wednesday.
-- my next guest signature Wisconsin a belliard to Republican governor of Michigan.
Rick Snyder governor good to have you on what he did and it.
How we're going to get done if you think about it.
It's really important for a couple of reasons first of all it's all -- being pro worker we have hard working people on Michigan and it's important given the freedom to choose.
-- they should build -- choose whether to join a union or not this is about the relationship between a union workers.
-- a -- players -- unions -- about collective bargaining this is solely focused on their relationship and shouldn't people have the opportunity to say they want to belong or not.
The second -- says is I think that's going to be good for economic development for more and better jobs coming to Michigan.
We've watched closely what's gone and Indiana they've seen many more companies look at Indiana citing this as one of the factors the fact they did -- back in February.
And they could have thousands more jobs in that state because they became a right to work state.
They say that the unions do -- that you're presenting a Trojan horse here that you're actually out.
The unions and like Scott Walker Wisconsin this is their argument on its about the slow dismantling of unions Woody's.
On not at all I mean if you look at unions and Michigan.
They've done a lot of great things our state where the senator the labor movement going back in the last century.
And the 20s30s and forties people flocked to during the unions because they were helping -- working conditions wages all those things and people chose to join a union.
Now if you don't.
As did -- what does this legislation do it would.
It was it it would it doesn't value not to be -- -- union but gives you the choice would you want -- well that's the point you know as people used to choose to join a union and now.
If I don't believe it's appropriate to say just to keep your job you have to pay dues and be a union member.
So basically this creates an environment where people can say.
They're choosing to join a union because the unions put a value proposition to make it worthwhile and that the -- not providing value.
-- someone should be forced to choose so I -- this is pro worker legislation.
You know governor while I have you here this this job.
This woman's remarks council as the marks went viral after Susan -- -- is -- Councilwoman and -- talking about the posts Obama election environment -- -- you're familiar with it but for those of our viewers who were not.
And when you responded with dozens of course.
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That's what you do.
What -- he didn't.
This isn't -- there are people.
It overwhelmingly supported video that's an event that didn't.
That -- Wait whoa whoa okay you want and exercise.
Leadership on that.
But it had a well it's unfortunate but I viewed as and that's one council woman's conference and I don't think anyone dreaming bigger and -- had their unfortunate comments to make.
One of the big challenges in Detroit is as the City Council and the mayor have not been on the same page.
And -- -- urging them to get on the same page quickly because they're running out of time they've been in a fight financial crisis for very long time.
It really is an emergency so all I'm asking actually up for review team to go land and spend thirty days.
Bombs starting next week to really say what's the situation and they better get biggest -- we need to look at other options.
But you know her comments sort of -- that highlight what has been.
Certainly an attitude -- -- unions and others.
To sort of seized the moment in the initiated to say Barack Obama we help bring you this election and there is much to be -- -- that governors you know that they did bring out the vote.
The passion vote for Mitt Romney for some reason the jazz turned out that he had hoped for never turned out he did on the democratic side unions were big reason -- that.
And they want some reward for that when you get a well again I I I would know Rory dive viewed as one council woman's comments.
And the whole thing has -- an -- -- about the unions do it seized on this that it went out and candidates running.
Today about don't touch entitlements -- that are.
Is so it's not just this councilwoman it does seem to be it.
Of those who were key backers of the president Democrats in general who say look we got you over the finish line don't forget about it.
Well that's one of the things you can look at this issue and you know because when you talk about giving workers -- freedom to choose isn't that something we should all be behind.
And so it is somewhat troubling when you see unions objecting gains so upset about this legislation because the point as -- shouldn't they be -- -- -- a value where people choose to join a union.
And not be in a position were simply people are forced.
You know send them dues because.
I'm they're told to in order to keep their job so that's why this legislation's important get Don and that's why I'm excited to see it move forward and hopefully we'll get it signed -- on the books next Wednesday or Thursday or so.
You don't about jobs governor there's a move afoot that if it were to come to -- -- sign it as you say well.
They're gonna recall you.
That just comes with the territory and -- if that whatever I can do to create more and better jobs we've had tremendous progress Michigan as you know -- -- to come -- statement country.
Where fiftieth out of fifty for much of the last decade.
I'm we have the six fastest growing state last year our unemployment improved dramatically we created -- 140000 jobs since I've been governor.
We're gonna continue that trend with -- a lot of great things I'm Michigan and this is another element of moving Michigan forward really reinventing interstate it's exciting.
Governor thank you.
Very very much but we we did reach two unions to little avail meanwhile I said it.