The Detroit Free Press urged Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to accept a compromise from the state's Democratic congressional delegation to put right-to-work laws on the ballot rather than signing them into law, in an editorial published Monday afternoon. The right-to-work legislation already passed by the state Senate could land on the governor's desk as early as Tuesday against major opposition from Democrats and unions.
If Gov. Rick Snyder expects Michiganders to believe his professed interest in “worker choice” is anything more than the most cynical doublespeak, he’ll embrace a reasonable compromise Michigan’s Democratic congressional delegation proposed at a meeting in the governor’s Cadillac Place office Monday morning.
Those present at the meeting urged that instead of signing the right-to-work bill state legislators are expected to whisk to his desk Tuesday, Snyder should encourage the bill’s champions to place the question before voters in the next statewide election, currently scheduled for August 2014.
The paper also slammed Snyder over his support of the right-to-work legislation Sunday after endorsing his election in 2010.