RTW protesters start chants in the State House http://t.co/CSbprkQd—
Midland Daily News (@MDN) December 11, 2012
The Michigan House is voting today on a right-to-work law, which would make Michigan the 24th right-to-work state.
As Twitchy reported, teachers who put their own self-interest above their students took the day off to attend the union-organized and astro-turfed right-to-work protest.
10,000 expected in Lansing, MI today to protest the Right to Work issue. Some schools will close so teachers who belong to union can go!—
Bruce Creech (@fbc1955) December 11, 2012
And, of course, Jesse Jackson is making an appearance.
Riot police are at the ready.
Twitter users provide more on-scene reports and pictures.
They are about to riot in Michigan over the shift to Right to Work. This isn't a joke unfortunately. We'll see how this pans out.—
Phox News (@PhoxNews) December 11, 2012
We hope the riots don’t come to pass. Twitchy will monitor this situation and update with further developments. The vote is expected to occur shortly. Non-goons explain why it will be great news for Michigan when it becomes a right-to-work state.
And Gov. Snyder.
Update: Even while protesting, they must whine about Romney.
Update: Granholm is also there.
Update: Threats of violence from a Democrat from the House floor:
Holy shit. A Dem on the MI House floor just said "there will be blood" if right-to-work passes. Name is Douglas Geiss.—
Sunny (@sunnyright) December 11, 2012
Update: Michael Moore thinks it is totally awesome that teachers blew off work, and failed to do their jobs today. For the children!
This may be the largest demonstration ever @ the State Capitol. 12,000-15K inside & out. So many teachers present, some schools had 2 close—
Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 11, 2012
Here is a teachable moment, dear.
Then again, maybe it’s better for the kids that their teachers stay away:
Is our children learning?
Update: Goon-ettes have somehow managed to make the right-to-work debate about a battle for lady parts:
Update: Union thugs are making good on their threats of violence:
And shouting down counter-protesters:
the pro RTW folks are completely surrounded by protesters, some yelling "scab"—
Lori Higgins (@LoriAHiggins) December 11, 2012
On the spot where Americans for prosperity tent fell, a right-to-work supporter remains, surrounded by union supporters, taking verbal fire.—
Shawn Windsor (@shawnwindsor) December 11, 2012
Scary stuff in Michigan today. Prayers for everyone's safety.—
Ashley Sewell (@TXTrendyChick) December 11, 2012
Update: Meanwhile, the Michigan House has passed the right-to-work bill for public employees.
The vote on the bill for private sector employees should happen shortly.
Update: Here’s where the right-to-work legislation stands:
Update: It’s official. Michigan is officially the 24th right-to-work state:
"I have signed the freedom to work bills into law." – Gov Rick Snyder—
Rick Snyder (@onetoughnerd) December 11, 2012