Protests Against Anti-Union Laws In Michigan

Union members swarm Michigan's capitol

Thousands of protesters, many of them union members demonstrated at Michigan’s capitol in Lansing Tuesday. There the Republican controlled House met in lame-duck session and passed what they call a pair of “right to work” laws that the protesters say are aimed at busting the unions.

The laws would allow workers to be paid the same as union members without joining the union and paying union dues.

The Senate approved both measures last week. Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder signed the measures into law shortly after the House passed them Tuesday.

Live blog of events from the Lansing City Pulse can be found here.
Video of protests:

Video by Randy Bryce who is there on his own time. His day job is an organizer with Ironworkers Local 8. Video is intermittently live