Michigan Guv Defends Right-To-Work: Gives Workers ‘Freedom Of Choice’

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) defended his state’s right-to-work legislation on Wedneday, saying it will lead to more jobs and give workers “freedom of choice.” 

“I don’t believe this is actually anti-union,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “If you look at it, I believe this is pro-worker.” 

MSNBC’s Richard Wolffe pressed the governor on the legislation, saying the it “undermines” the ability for unions to organize. 

“This does not deal with organizing at all,” Snyder responded. “This does not deal with collective bargaining at all. This has nothing to do with the relationship between an employer and a union. This is about the relationship between unions and workers. And this is about giving workers the power to choose.”

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