Barack Obama Takes Aim at Right-to-Work Laws

President says proposed right-to-work laws give people "the right to work for less money" during an appearance in Redford Township.

President Barack Obama took direct aim at proposed right-to-work legislation during an appearance Monday in Redford Township.

Obama waded into Michigan’s brewing labor battle that erupted last week when Gov. Rick Snyder said right-to-work legislation was on his agenda and union groups protested at the state Capitol in Lansing.

"We should do everything we can to keep creating good middle-class jobs that help folks rebuild security for their families," Obama said Monday in a speech at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant, according to the Huffington Post.

Obama added that with right-to-work laws, “what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.”

On the Hartland Patch Facebook page last week, several readers agreed with the proposed legislation, however Carrie Frederick Kempf commented on the potential effects the law could have on public education. 

"I do hope that the supporters of this legislation will take a hard look at the health of public education in existing Right to Work states," Kempf wrote. "It might sound good, but the reality is very scary. This is unnecessary to spur our economy. Please do your homework on this one."

More protests are expected in Lansing on Tuesday as right-to-work legislation continues to make its way through the state Legislature.

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