A top union official has vowed to wage "war" against those moving quickly to pass divisive right-to-work legislation in the Michigan Legislature.
Terry O'Sullivan, general president of the Labor International Union of North America, said during a public rally held Tuesday, the legislation is "dead on arrival." He also told elected officials who support the measure that "we are going to take you on and take you out."
Several thousand union members gathered to protest the legislation. A block-and-a-half mass that included autoworkers, sheet metal workers, machinists, and electrical workers marched to City Hall, across from the Capitol. The coalition of 33 unions was later expected to gather outside the Capitol, across the street.
Republican lawmakers quickly moved legislation through the House and Senate in a single day last week.