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Union activists protest Right-to-Work in Grand Rapids

10:02 AM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Right-to-Work protests are popping up around the state.  Monday, a silent protest was held in downtown Grand Rapids.

Union members and activists met at noon on the Calder Plaza to protest the Right-to-Work legislation passed last week.  Protesters are taping their mouths shut since they feel their voices were not heard by the governor and legislators.

"Under right to work, there are no rights, and no work," said Terry Hoogerhyde of the Grand Rapids Community Action Team. He want others to join the group of 50 protesters, by protesting on the steps of the Capitol Tuesday.

President of the West Michigan Policy Forum Jared Rodriguez expects the law to pass whether this group attends the big rally or not. "We see this as a sign to Michigan businesses that are looking to invest or expand their operations, but more importantly, to those outside Michigan looking to locate or relocate."

The group marched along the downtown streets for about an hour.

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