For the past few years, the right-to-work debate has been one of the hottest across the country. Now that Michigan has adopted a right-to-work law, FOX 9 News spoke with a local union president and state senator about the issue.
Watch the video to hear Javier Morillo, president of the SEIU Local 26, and Sen. Dave Thompson, of Lakeville, discuss the effects of such laws.
Lansing, Mich., saw an emotional -- even violent -- day after the Legislature passed the right-to-work bill during a lame duck session and Gov. Rick Snyder signed it immediately. The state is the 24th to adopt such a law.
In one case, union supporters clashed with the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, bringing down their tent and pushing news photographers; however, not all of the demonstrations were violent.
The United Auto Workers have not yet said what they'll do next, but they are exploring litigation and looking toward the next election.