Michigan's working families know they are in the fight of their lives. The state's Republican legislature is introducing bill after bill that curtails workers' right to bargain collectively.
Romney's statement, in a written response to an FOP questionnaire, is in line with his attempt, as Massachusetts governor, to strip Fire Fighters and police officers throughout the state of their collective bargaining rights.
Given the hyper-partisan climate in Michigan's state capitol, this shouldn't surprise anyone.
In a speech in Homestead, Pa., Leo Gerard, president of the United Steelworkers, declared that corporate money in politics threatens to overwhelm the voice of labor unions.
"Working families who built Michigan's middle class now want to rebuild it," Teamsters President James Hoffa said.
The initiative is a bold proposal to add an amendment to the Michigan constitution guaranteeing the right of every worker to collectively bargain.
The Hyatt hotel chain seems determined to continue an attack on housekeepers that it began more than a year ago when it fired veteran employees in Boston and replaced them with lower paid temporary workers.
Wisconsin's union busting governor Scott Walker came to Chicago last week and labor, community and Occupy Chicago reminded him the Windy City is a union town.
Hundreds rallied on the courthouse lawn in Newark, Ohio, on Oct. 30, "Solidarity Day," calling for repeal of Ohio's union-busting SB 5 law.
Thousands of union members overflowed the Illinois Statehouse to defend their pensions and collective bargaining rights.