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"Right To Work" Debate Heats Up Today

Prospects are rising for a political brawl in Michigan over right-to-work legislation.

Republican leaders are continuing closed-door talks over whether to push for votes on the contentious issue in the final days of their 2012 session. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville says no decision has been made.

But union activists are convinced the issue will come to a head. Hundreds packed into the Capitol building in Lansing on Wednesday, and state Democratic Chairman Mark Brewer called for more to show up Thursday.

There's a protest scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday,

So-called right-to-work laws typically forbid unions from collecting dues from nonunion employees. Opponents say the policy weakens labor's ability to bargain for good wages, while supporters say it's good for business and job creation.

Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick will keep track of the developments and we'll have more on air and online at wlns.com as this story develops.

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