Opponents of right-to-work laws for Michigan protest in Detroit, near Gov. Rick Snyder's home
'We Are Michigan' says it plans to sing Christmas carols Monday evening in Washtenaw County's Superior Township
Opponents of right-to-work laws protested Monday outside Gov. Rick Snyder's Detroit office the same time as Congressional democrats met behind closed doors with him to urge him against signing the legislation.
Democrats are asking that Snyder delay the issue or remove a clause in the bill that would prevent a statewide vote.
"I pointed out to the governor that he does not want this to be a part of his legacy -- as having been the man that forced so many divisioness on the people of this state when he could have prevented it," said Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.
Sen. Sander Levin, D-Mich., says Snyder isn't prepared to make a final decision.
"I think he still doesn't really understand what this is all about," Levin said. "There's a real peril here of endless controversy."
When asked why the right-to-work legislation didn't receive a committee hearing, Snyder told Local 4 is was the decision by the legislature.
"That's not my decision. The legislators decide how they hold hearings or how they go through the process," he said.
Right-to-work opponents to sing near Snyder's home
A group called We Are Michigan says it plans to sing Christmas carols on Monday evening near the Republican's home in Washtenaw County's Superior Township, near Ann Arbor.
The group's spokesman Dave Kreisman tells AnnArbor.com he's expecting several dozen people to participate. He says he hopes Snyder "will hear the sounds of the season" and reconsider.
The Republican governor has pledged to sign the legislation.
On Sunday, people in Kalamazoo and the Detroit suburb of Troy sang Christmas-themed protest songs in response to the legislature's right-to-work actions last week. Protests are expected this week in Lansing and union officials are asking people to wear red.
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