Statement from MEA President Steven Cook on Enactment of So-Called ‘Right-to-Work’ Legislation

The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook, after Tuesday’s enactment of so-called “right-to-work” legislation:

“Tuesday was a dark day for our state. Middle-class families will be hurt by the underhanded action taken by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder. The shameful way that Snyder and the Republican Legislature rushed through so-called “right-to-work” legislation — without as much as a public hearing — will not be forgotten. The Legislature and the governor chose politics over policy, and corporate special interests over regular citizens.

“The bad news for Snyder and his far-right allies is that the labor movement in Michigan is more united than ever. In the coming days and weeks, we will be discussing options and decide on a plan to win back the rights that Snyder and the Legislature stripped away from working people.

“At Tuesday’s ‘Day of Action’ event at the Capitol, teachers and school support staff stood shoulder-to-shoulder with working people from every field and industry to make their voices heard. Make no mistake: Despite all corporate attempts to silence them, the voices of Michigan’s middle class will be heard.”

Source:  Press Release – Michigan Education Association


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