Loading...

Labor Beat: Michigan Rams Through "Right to Work"

160 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Dec 15, 2012

Lansing, MI -- December 11, 2012, and the union movement gets yet another wakeup call. This time it was the coming of union-busting right-to-work laws to Michigan, the birthplace of the United Auto Workers. One worker interviewed discussed a general work stoppage, while others vowed to have the law, enabled by a lame-duck state legislature, overturned.

The speech of Geraldine Blankenship (photo below) provides a highlight; she was a member of the Women's Brigade during the famous 1936 UAW sit-down strike.

Although there was little hope (correct, alas) that the Republican Governor would that day not sign into law the new measures, we see here a working class that is hardly defeated, is ready to continue the fight, and looking for new strategies -- for the current political strategies of the UAW and other unions has so far failed badly.

Please make a Donation to Labor Beat (Committee for Labor Access) and help rank-and-file tv:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr...

Produced by Labor Beat. Labor Beat is a CAN TV Community Partner. Labor Beat is a non-profit 501(c)(3) member of IBEW 1220. Views are those of the producer Labor Beat. For info: mail@laborbeat.org, www.laborbeat.org. 312-226-3330. For other Labor Beat videos, visit YouTube and search "Labor Beat".

On Chicago CAN TV Channel 19, Thursdays 9:30 pm; Fridays 4:30 pm. Labor Beat has regular cable slots in Chicago, Evanston, Rockford, Urbana, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Princeton, NJ; and Rochester, NY. For more detailed information, send us a request at mail@laborbeat.org.

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...