MI Governor Tips Hat to Possible 'Right-to-Work' Vote Trading

Tuesday we published a short piece outlining the Chamber of Commerce’s change of heart on “Right-to-Work” legislation in Michigan. They, like Governor Rick Snyder, had previously vocalized disinterest in pursuing the divisive, anti-worker law, but recently came out in favor of it with a groundswell of looney GOP support-building. Snyder, who has repeatedly insisted “Right-to-Work” was not in the interest of the state, appears to be doing the same thing.

Snyder’s remarks signal a marked departure from his previous stance. For months, the governor said such a law was not on his agenda.

Also in Tuesday’s piece were comments from anonymous union sources who suggested vote-trading was going on within the Michigan Capitol in order to leverage “Right-to-Work” versus the unpopular Emergency Financial Manager laws that Snyder and company passed last year. The Emergency Financial Manager law was repealed in November

“There’s been discussions with people in labor,” Snyder said. However, “this isn’t just a trade-off or bargaining, per se. This is about doing what’s right for the citizens of Michigan.”

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