YPSILANTI – The Washtenaw County Democratic Party announced that they are strongly against the so called Right to Work laws being rushed through the State legislature with no committee hearings or public input.
“Though Republicans keep trying to frame the issue as an issue of choice, everyone can see through their deceit that this is a blatant attack and political payback against worker unions.” Said Lonnie Scott, Vice Chair for Communications for the Washtenaw County Democratic Party. “There is no proof that Right to Work laws produce any jobs or will help the Michigan economy, what it will help is to line the pockets of CEO’s at the expense of middle class workers.”
The bills in the legislature have been fast tracked and are being passed without holding any public hearings. The committee process was completely sidestepped by using vehicle bills from other issues that were amended with the Right to Work language. The Capitol building was locked down citing concerns about capacity and structural integrity, a lawsuit has been filed to have the building reopened.
“The people of Michigan deserve to have a voice in this process,” Said WCDP Chair Cleveland Chandler. “The democratic process cannot simply be abandoned at the whim of the majority party. But Republicans should know, that the people of Michigan will not forget, and while they may be silenced on this important issue, they will not be silenced when it comes time to vote.”