I mentioned on the air this morning that it's stunning to consider that Michigan is seriously considering "Right to Work" legislation while Governor Scott Walker and Republicans have all but taken it off the table for the upcoming legislative session. My belief is they're simply not up to another Act 10 type revolt in Madison, and I can't really blame them.
If that concern is what's driving reluctance to consider RTW here, what's happening in Michigan today validates that decision. Some Michigan conservatives believe Governor Rick Snyder wasn't strong enough on this issue and that's why unions tried to codify collective bargaining rights in the State Constiution last month, a move that failed. Apparently that victory at the polls in November emboldened Snyder to put RTW on the front burnner. So what happens?
Union protesters attempt to storm the Senate chambers and are pepper sprayed, a tactic law enforcement in Madison never used during the Act 10 anarchy. Let's see if elected Michigan Democrats do something there Wisconsin brethern have refused to do; repudiate this thuggish, mob-like behavior.