Protest Against “Attack On The Middle Class” By Allison Herrera | March 12, 2012 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Labor/Unions Subscribe to Labor/Unions Click photo to watch pro-union rally. Click photo to watch pro-union rally.Minnesota Republicans are pushing a constitutional amendment that makes would undermine union membership. It allows “free riders”, employees who get the benefits of union negotiations without requiring them to help pay for that negotiation. Monday it passed its first test in the Senate on a slim 7-6 margin with one Republican voting against the bill. Outside the committee room protests that recalled the furor of last year’s Wisconsin labor battle echoed through the Capitol’s halls. One union supporter pointed to the thousand plus crowd and asked where were the people who want this so-called “right to work” constitutional amendment? Where was their rally? Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.