Ben Stewart presents an on-the-ground look at anti-union events in Michigan
Almost three thousand union members and supporters streamed into the Michigan state capital in Lansing on Thursday, December 6. Many arrived via the Walter Reuther Expressway from Detroit. Protestors donned hard hats, scrubs and overalls, chanting “Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Right to Work Has Got to Go!” As police lines held back the crowds of union members, and locked them out of the governors’ office building and the Capitol, the reality began to sink in. Michigan was going to be a “right to work” state.