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Mich. Right-to-work Opponents Protest With Carols Near Governor's Home

Dec. 10, 2012

Paul Egan

Opponents of right-to-work plan to sing Christmas carols in a demonstration late this afternoon near the Superior Township home of Gov. Rick Snyder, near Ann Arbor, Mich.

The demonstration will begin at 5:30 p.m. today, just outside the gates of Snyder's gated community, the group We Are Michigan said in a news release.

The group hopes the demonstration will "move the governor to reconsider his support for this extreme legislation" which leaves working families behind, the group said.

It's one of a series of demonstrations against right-to-work legislation planned today and Tuesday.

Right-to-work legislation, introduced in the Legislature Thursday, makes it illegal to require financial support of a union as a condition of employment.

Snyder has said he will sign the legislation when it reaches his desk.

Source: (c)2012 the Detroit Free Press Distributed by MCT Information Services

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