|Local 4 News photo. Nurses protesting RTW4Less today in Lansing.|
Michigan's congressional delegation today told Gov. Rick Snyder to veto the bill as a third day of protests broke out. Tomorrow is expected to bring a historic number of protesters to a Day of Action in Lansing. Already we hear from @Eclectablog that Michigan State Police will be "barricading the City of Lansing" tomorrow.
Today, we're hearing about a silent protest in Grand Rapids, a rally outside U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek's office in the Upper Peninsula and anti-RTW4Less caroling in Ann Arbor. Nurses just now held a protest on the Capitol steps. ClickOnDetroit.com reports,
Members of the Michigan Nurses Association are protesting right-to-work legislation at the state Capitol by covering their mouths with tape.
About a dozen nurses stood on the Capitol steps in Lansing on Monday morning. Organizers say the gathering was meant to symbolize the silencing of unions that nurses say will happen should the legislation become law.
Katie Oppenheim, who works at the University of Michigan Health System, says the legislation would leave them with "no security" and "no rights."