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Protestors Gather for First Day of Right-to-Work

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Demonstrators are marking Michigan's first day as a Right-to-Work state with a protest. The controversial law takes effect Thursday.

Around 30 people have gathered at the state capitol, but it's a very different scene from last December when lawmakers approved the bill and the governor signed it. Back then, thousands made their voices heard in defiance of the proposal, some even getting arrested in the ordeal.

Protestors were participating in what they call a silent protest.

The Michigan Nurses Association said that 80 percent of their 11,000 members won't feel the effects of RTW until about two years when their contract expires.

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