Action needed NOW to oppose so-called 'right-to-work'

Yesterday, Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republicans rammed through their so-called "right-to-work" bills in hours, locked citizens out of the Capitol, made a mockery of the democratic process and undermined the rights of Michigan’s middle class.

A recap of yesterday's activities is on www.mea.org, plus every media outlet in the state. We anticipate that the House and Senate will pass the final versions of the RTW bills on Tuesday and send them to the governor for his signature.

It's time to take action immediately. Here's a checklist of activities between now and Tuesday:

  • Step 1: Call Gov. Rick Snyder at (517) 373-3400 and/or email him at rick.snyder@michigan.gov and demand that he veto right-to-work legislation, which weakens unions and makes it easier for corporate CEOs to cut wages and benefits. And continue to contact your legislators to express your anger at their actions.
  • Step 2: Email midistricts@gmail.com to find out what you can do to help take local action this weekend. Lawmakers will be in their home districts this weekend, and they need to hear from you!
  • Step 3: Wear red on Monday and participate in a local, legal workplace action. Individual unions are planning their own activities, so check with your local union leaders for details -- or better yet, help them plan it! The goal is to do everything you can to inform your friends, families, neighbors and networks about what extremist politicians are doing to school employees and other middle-class families.
  • Step 4: Make plans to come to the state Capitol on Tuesday and make your voice heard. Workers from across Michigan will be there all day speaking out against right-to-work and its disastrous and divisive impact on working families and our state. Keep an eye on your inbox for more details.

The final vote is still nearly four days away. That means there are about four days to take action and try to stop these extremists from trampling on our rights! Call Gov. Snyder and his Republican allies, make plans to come to the Capitol Tuesday, and email midistricts@gmail.com to participate in a local action this weekend.

If you can’t make it to the Capitol on Tuesday or participate in a local action this weekend, please take just a few minutes to hop on your phone or email and contact Gov. Snyder and lawmakers.

The time to act is now.