When the protests start this week over anti-union legislation at the Michigan state Capitol, union workers from Wisconsin will be there. The so-called Right to Work bills would weaken labor unions in Michigan, except for those belonging to police and firefighters. An organizer from Ironworkers Local 8 tells the Wisconsin State Journal that after what Wisconsin has been through, it's easy to get people to cross state lines to stand up for union rights:
"A lot of things are eerily similar to parts of what happened here in Wisconsin," said [Randy] Bryce, who expects 40 to 50 people from his union to travel to Lansing, Mich., by Tuesday when lawmakers reconvene and Snyder plans to sign the bills into law. "I would say what’s under attack there is even bigger because they decided to go after the public- and private-sector unions."
The image up top comes from the Overpass Light Brigade in Wisconsin, who write: "We Wisconsinites understand exactly what’s going on in Michigan. Right to work is deceptively named. It kills wages and destroys the middle class."