By Jueseppi B.
Protesters argued on the steps of the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday as state lawmakers considered right to work legislation.
By MONICA DAVEY Writing for The New York Times
Published: December 11, 2012
LANSING, Mich. — Over the shouts of thousands of angry protesters gathered outside the State Capitol here, Michigan’s House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill that would vastly reduce the power of organized labor in this traditionally strong union state.
Recall! Recall! Recall!” union supporters cried out from the gallery.
Before the vote, Democrats in the state’s House of Representatives, where Republicans hold a 64-to-46 majority over Democrats, were desperately trying to offer amendments to the measures in order to derail them. Among the suggestions: Send the question to a public vote. So far, all amendments had been rejected.
“This is being forced down peoples’ throats,” said Jon M. Switalski, a Democrat, speaking against the legislation. “It’s being done so in a very poor way — in lame-duck with no committee meetings.”
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