The Washtenaw Community Action Team calls on its supporters to join us in Lansing on Tuesday, December 11 for rallies against Governor Snyder’s latest attempt at union-busting– “right to work” legislation.
There will be numerous rallies going on, but one organized by the Working Michigan coalition will be starting at the Lansing Center (333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48933) at 8 AM on Tuesday (see Facebook event).
Join WCAT in protesting not only “right to work for less” bills, but also new right-wing legislation that gravely attacks women’s rights in Michigan. According to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, the legislation introduced will:
“Regulate women’s health centers out of existence;
Limit abortion access for women in rural areas;
Prevent private insurance companies from covering any abortion services;
Give a tax credit for fetuses, but not children;
Allow providers to deny any health care service they deem objectionable.”
Showing once again how democracy does not fit into Governor Snyder’s idea of running Michigan like a business, the state Capitol was locked down for several hours on Thursday to block protestors from making their voices heard. (This lockdown was later ruled unconstitutional.)
For more on “right to work” in Michigan and the events of Thursday 12/6/12, see these articles:
“What ‘Right to Work’ Would Mean for Michigan” (PDF), by Roland Zullo, University of Michigan Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations
Mother Jones: “Michigan’s Own Scott Walker-Style Showdown Is Coming”, by Andy Kroll, 12/7/12
Detroit Free Press: “Protesters allowed back in to state Capitol after being locked out for hours“, 12/6/12
American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan: Capitol Lockout: An Open Letter to Governor Snyder From Our Executive Director, 12/7/12
Labor Notes: Right to Work Looms in Michigan, by Alix Gould-Werth, 12/7/12