According to Lansing based MIRS: Union officials today are ready to start their constitutional amendment to ban Right to Work (RTW) in Michigan. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley said he was surprised they wanted to go there.
"We're very disappointed that the issue -- that's such a divisive issue -- is being raised and brought to this level," he said. "I think it does threaten the ability to get things done and it's a surprise, really. Because I think we've had some success in setting that issue aside in the past and getting a lot of great progress for Michigan in the meantime."
The Gov. Rick Snyder administration has not yet taken a position on the amendment, but Calley said he and the Governor will continue to "monitor the situation."
Calley said there are people on both side of RTW that "desperately want to bring the fight to bear" but he hopes "that cooler heads will prevail."
See as the Governor has said that this issue was not on his agenda in previous interviews and articles I have read, doesn't surprise me that Lt. Gov. Calley is surprised by this move.
I believe that this move will be a mistake for the unions in Michigan, but go right ahead and get those signatures. Will make for a very interesting election on November 6th. This may be excatly what Republicans need in Michigan to get more people to the polls.