To: The Michigan State House, The Michigan State Senate, and Governor Gretchen Whitmer
"Right to Work" is Wrong for Michigan
As a taxpayer and middle class worker, I strongly oppose any effort to make Michigan a so-called "right-to-work" state.
The legislation, supported by Rep. Mike Shirkey and Sen. Pat Colbeck, will give even more profits to greedy CEOs at the expense of our jobs, our retirement security, and our kids’ future.
Numerous economic studies have shown that these unfair laws won’t create jobs and will weaken the middle class. Even Governor Snyder has said he doesn’t want Michigan to become a "right-to-work" state.
To protect Michigan workers, please vote NO on the so-called "right-to-work" bill.
Why is this important?
Recently, with over 22,000 protesters outside the Indiana Statehouse, Gov. Mitch Daniels signed a so-called “right-to-work” bill into law.
Here in Michigan, a group of extreme Lansing politicians are trying to pass a similar bill.
Let’s call this what it is – a blatant power grab by corporate special interests that will give more profits to greedy CEOs at the expense of our jobs, our retirement security, and our kids’ future.
It’s not often that we agree with Gov. Snyder, but during recent testimony on Capitol Hill, Snyder said "right-to-work" is “a very divisive issue,” and that “I don’t believe it’s appropriate in Michigan during 2012.”
With Michigan’s unemployment rate at 9.3-percent, we can’t afford to waste time on controversial policies like "right-to-work", which have failed to create jobs in other states.