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No controversy Michigan now the 24.
Right to work state in the US a democratic state representative.
Speaking -- -- state house floor warning that violence will come as a result of this.
We're going to pass something that -- -- -- a hundred years.
-- labor relations and there won't be broad.
We'll be repercussions.
He was right about that -- outside literally their -- Things short and ended ugly when protesters start to tear down that attempt put up by eight.
Pro right to work group called Americans for prosperity.
According to reports the -- and Fox's contributor Stephen Crowder argued with them.
And that was repeatedly punched in the face threatened and had a chip tell us.
Michigan State senator time you shoot makers with a live and good morning to you good morning what do you make -- this reaction so far there will be blood.
I think that's just an unfortunate -- -- and you know I certainly I find that language very insightful.
We outside the capital had eight Lansing landmark his name's Clinton and he owns small business at the hot dog stand and they just totally.
Also decimated his business is totally ripped apart as had -- CNN and also as you see it saw the pictures of the time.
Well we'll see whether or not more this continues today -- army yesterday really it was national headlines but here's that the president says about this new law they say they call a right to work laws.
He says they don't have anything to do -- economics it's all about politics he continues what they're really talking about his they're giving you the right to work for less.
What it -- about that.
I I think that's is totally inaccurate first -- this does not affect collective bargaining rights at all this is all about workers' choice and worker freedom.
17% of Michigan's workforce is unionized today.
After this -- is signed 17% of Michigan workers will be unionize and the key is if they decide to join the union.
This is all about freedom of choice and worker empowerment.
-- -- -- what you're saying that I want to be clear on this the law only sense.
That if you're a nonunion employees.
You no longer have to give money to support financially.
Is that what is -- that's exactly correct they have the freedom to choose whether or not to belong to a union if they find value in their union.
They are free to choose to do that if they do not find value in that.
Union say they are likewise not allowed to as a condition of employment have to belong to a union how many years is this.
Previous law -- on the books.
It's been -- this since I get in.
Years I mean.
In I don't know the exact plot but I ever since I've been alive it's been on the -- is the reason I ask that is.
Because you know what happen and Wisconsin.
They did something similar they were successful Indiana same story Ohio not so much they want this same like that Michigan did.
-- a year later was put on the ballot as a referendum and it was thrown out.
Will this meet the same -- You know I sure hope -- I sure hope that Michigan comes together after this and realizes that we're all in this.
And it's all about jobs and being competitive not only with the world but also our neighboring states.
Indiana did a lot a rates were clocked a couple of Bob months ago about a year ago.
And they found that 74 new projects have been put on the -- as a result because they have a great working environment and that's -- to create jobs.
Well what I'm reading here is out there this is considered -- appropriations bill in Michigan and by law you cannot challenge that are referendum we'll see whether or not that's the case.
Based on what the judges say but today what can you say.
About the future economy for Michigan if this -- stance.
I think Michigan's academy that brighter days are had I think -- Eight is step in the right direction for jobs I think it makes that.
An open -- Burton Michigan business says and then also those businesses that wanna look -- locate mission again.
Where the automobile manufacturer of the world and we need to have an open sign and that.
I think this is also faced up that we will not take workers' rights for granted that it's all about worker empowerment and worker choice when it is an economic earthquake in Michigan Tonya Shoemaker thank you for your time.
Thank you very much right eighteen -- that --
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