The following video above was released by Gov. Rick Snyder's office on Tuesday as he considers signing Right to Work legislation.
In the news release, the following description was included:
Today, Michigan's legislature is considering Freedom to Work legislation, giving workers the freedom to choose whether or not to join a union. They won't be forced to pay union dues if they don't want to, and they won't lose their jobs because of it. And if they want to pay dues voluntarily, they have the freedom to do that, too.
"Right to Work is about being pro-worker and about giving workers the freedom to choose who they associate with. If you step back and look at it, today Michigan is at a major competitive disadvantage.
"Indiana has become a right to work state. I've looked at their pipeline, and they've significantly increased the number of businesses looking to come to Indiana and grow in Indiana thanks to Right to Work.
The last two years, Michigan has done well. We've added 140,000 jobs, and we're forecast to add 110,000 jobs over the next two years. But if you add that up, that's only 250,000 jobs. We've lost over 750,000 jobs from 2000 to 2010. I want to see our rate to go up and be even better. So when I looked at Indiana and Right to Work, I thought that here's an opportunity to see that pace increase."
Governor Rick Snyder explains what Freedom to Work is all about and how it will help Michigan workers.
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