Barack Obama, Labor, Michigan — December 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm

President Obama weighs in on Michigan’s Right to Work for Less attack on unions


Stuff just got real

[President Obama at a 2011 Labor Day rally in Detroit. Photo by Anne C. Savage, used with permission.]

President Obama has weighed in on the Republican push to destroy unions in Michigan:

Sen. Morris Hood III, D-Detroit, referenced the fact that President Barack Obama opposes the measure as he spoke on why he will vote no on the bill.

Hood read a statement from White House spokesman Matt Lehrich:

“President Obama has long opposed so-called ‘right to work’ laws and he continues to oppose them now. The President believes our economy is stronger when workers get good wages and good benefits, and he opposes attempts to roll back their rights. Michigan – and its workers’ role in the revival of the US automobile industry — is a prime example of how unions have helped build a strong middle class and a strong American economy.”

Considering that President Obama said nearly nothing during the anti-union war in Wisconsin last year, this is huge.

Thank you, President Obama.