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Nurses Stage Silent "Right To Work" Protest At Capitol

Member of the Michigan Nurses Association staged one of the earliest protests - and one of the quietest - over the "Right To Work" bills at the Michigan Capitol.

About a dozen of them - all but one with their mouths taped shut - stood on the steps of the Capitol to make their feelings known.

One representative spoke on their behalf.

The MNA, along with other unions, is upset because it says the "Right To Work" laws will basically give workers the right not to join a union or pay dues, but still enjoy the benefits of bargaining and protection.

They say the laws will have corporations the power to "silence" workers - hence the taped mouths.

Supporters of the law, including most Republicans and Governor Rick Snyder, say the bills will make Michigan more business-friendly and create more jobs.

Thousands of people are expected to protest at the Capitol on Tuesday, when the legislature returns to session to take up the bills that passed on Thursday.

They need to modified and approved again before they go to the governor's desk.

Governor Snyder, after years of avoiding the issue, now says he'll sign those bills.

Stay tuned to 6 News for continuing coverage of the Right To Work issue - both on air and online.

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