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Once sponsor of the legislation is Michigan State -- of -- Turkey he says he wants to free Michigan workers from -- financial burden of forced union membership.
Insisting that right to work.
Is what is right from Michigan State representatives Turkey joins us I'm tell us in a nutshell -- trying to do.
We're trying to create a experiment here in Michigan where you we have labor freedom which is defined as where unions -- is free to make their case.
As workers -- to make their choice -- So I'm.
I'm -- and I originally governor Rick Snyder of Michigan had -- when it started his term.
This was an -- the top of his agenda hit a lot of other things to do like the budget deficit situation and that job killing business tax that he tried to get fixed.
But he saw other results in Indiana when governor Mitch Daniels made Indiana -- right to work state.
So is that what Michigan is looking to to try to figure out.
How can we jumpstart this economy that has lagged at eighteen point 9% unemployment rate is just too much to bear for workers there.
Governor Snyder has been consistent from the beginning that it wasn't hands agenda yet but he has been very successful -- leading us through a lot of dramatic changes in Michigan that isn't getting attention there of the rest of the world.
We are the -- state.
But now with the data that we've received from their blessings of having to work through proposal to.
It's clear that the -- of Michigan wants us to become a labour freedom right to work state.
That's kind of surprised me commitment misrepresented that President Obama decided to jump in feet first because -- a lot of other state issues he has said.
But the states figure that out.
But on this planet even though the majority of people in Michigan support the bill that you have -- the idea of it and even 40% of union households 39% of Democrats -- -- I was surprised the President Obama jumped and bring you.
Little disappointed actually I expect something greater from a president who was a graduate of Harvard and Cambridge and in our Columbia sees me.
You know I think he knows better than that we are not in any way affecting -- diminishing people's right to collective bargaining in fact I.
Those people people's rights to collective bargaining but I also support their individual right and freedom to choose who they want to associate with or not to associated with Greta.
And why do you think that it would actually.
At make a difference when it comes a job creation but what do you think specifically after this bill would be signed by the governor that -- then what a change in Michigan.
I have no question in my mind that the governor will sign the bill after we send it to him tomorrow or the next day.
And what what changes this we will be removing one of the last remaining obstacles to long term sustain investment in Michigan.
Private placement firms and -- consulting firms that help businesses decide where to locate.
I've been interviewed a dozen of those over the last eighteen months and every one of them tell me that their clients.
Say that -- whether state is a labor -- right to -- state is one of the top three concerns in over 70% of them say.
That their clients will not even consider a state.
That is not a right to work state.
All right thank you so much contrast representative Mike -- thank you appreciate it.
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