NCL statement on Michigan right-to-work law – National Consumers League

December 11, 2012

Contact: NCL Communications, Carol McKay, (412) 945-3242,

Washington, DC–The National Consumers League has issued the following statement on the signing of a Michigan right-to-work law:

The passage of a “right to work for less money” statute in Michigan is a step backward for a state that has often led the nation in supporting workers in their fight for good wages and benefits. NCL agrees with President Obama, who stated that the attack on workers is an effort to “take away your rights to bargain for better wages or working conditions.”

Labor organizers are expecting thousands of people to arrive in Lansing, the state capitol, Tuesday for demonstrations in opposition to right-to-work legislation.

We support these workers and all working families in Michigan who are rightfully demonstrating against this odious anti-worker legislation that undermines the labor protections that working men and women have fought so long and so hard to win.


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