It’s almost like Democrats are worried union campaign donations will shrink if people aren’t forced to pay union dues.
Via The Hill:
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) on Tuesday warned that Gov. Rick Snyder (R) will cause turmoil in Michigan if he signs right-to-work legislation into law.
Levin, speaking on CNN, repeated his call for Snyder to veto legislation that would ban unions from requiring non-members to pay dues.
“The governor will divide Michigan” if he signs the bill, Levin said. ”That will be his legacy and that is a frightful legacy not only for him but the people of the state of Michigan and the middle class.”
Levin and other Democrats from the Michigan delegation met privately with Snyder on Monday and urged him to veto or delay action on a right-to-work bill that is expected to pass the State Legislature on Tuesday. If the governor signs the bill into law, Michigan, a bastion of organized labor, would become the 24th right-to-work state in the country.
Snyder and other supporters of the bill say it will boost Michigan’s economy and give workers the “freedom to choose” whether to participate in unions. Opponents say the measure is intended to weaken the power of unions and will lead to lower wages.