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How Big Is It?

Tuesday's protest over "Right To Work" legislation is likely largest gathering at the Capitol in two decades.

That's according to Steve Benkovsky, the Facilities Manager at the Michigan State Capitol.

Benkovsky says the 12,500 or so protesters makes this the largest in the 16 years he was worked at the Capitol.

And he says it's likely the largest since the celebration of the Capitol restoration. The "re-dedication" ceremony happened in November of 1992.

Most of the protestors are against the "Right To Work." The bills would let workers decide whether to join a union in places where it has been mandatory.

Unions say it will lead to lower wages. Supporters say it will create more jobs and businesses.

 

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