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-- -- We've seen the images today of angry protesters in Michigan heating up all over Michigan but particularly in Lansing but despite the push back.
The house there has approved a right to work bill that governor Rick Snyder is prepared to sign tomorrow.
Governor Snyder joins us now from Lansing governor thank you so what I know you're very very busy.
We've seen the video all day there's a lot of questions about what the law is and what it isn't the president weighed in on his vision of the bill let me just play.
What he says the bill -- and get your reaction to it.
-- -- -- I just gotta say this what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away.
Your rights to bargain for better way to.
Trying to take away your rights to bargain is that what this bill is.
No not at all this has nothing to do with collective bargaining I expect believe in collective bargaining and this is about worker freedom.
This is about the relationship between the union and workers.
And this is a situation we're giving workers better -- -- choose to and I have their dollars go to the union if they don't see value.
So in fact I don't view this is anti union I view this as an opportunity for the unions to really step up and show why they -- values to workers.
-- one workers see that value they can sign up and if they don't hopefully unions or more responsive but the second thing that I'll do is bring jobs to Michigan.
The -- bring more -- better job source state.
Well when you have the president of the United States this describing it according -- -- That could possibly be one of the reasons why tempers have become so when flight we have some people calling for blood or at least.
Using that kind of rhetoric we -- state representative Doug Greece talking about that in the legislator let's play a sound from that.
Yeah we're going to pass something that will -- and do a hundred years of labor relations and there won't be broad.
There will be blood we have the Lansing mayors saying very similar things on our broadcast -- earlier today is there any kind of any kind of evidence that there's a coordinated effort to incite violence in the state.
Now on those comments -- appropriate if you step back and look at.
The union movement has done a lot of things in Michigan the labor movement if -- back in history and last century the 20s30s and forties people flocked to join the union because they get a lot of great things with.
-- wages working benefits all all those kind of things but if you go to that they should they show that value proposition that day and if they don't.
We shouldn't tell workers they have to give their hard earned dollars to an organization that isn't helping them.
And so this is about being -- worker and giving them the freedom to choose well have you reached out to the president to say specifically Mr.
You you are -- are misdiagnosed.
And what our solution is to the problem.
Well we've been active in Michigan having that dialog I've talked to lot of labor leaders.
This really to put in perspective that again this is about being pro worker -- -- anti union about giving workers the freedom to choose.
And then again if you look at the experience in Indiana which did similar legislation back in February.
They've got thousands more jobs coming to the state because businesses are looking to right to work states and so they'll be an added benefit or for workers and unions and our state to -- -- -- being here in Michigan.
We're looking now at video of of what happened today and again its -- -- -- the question of who started what.
-- is always open for discussion but it got pretty violent I'm just wondering if these are local union leaders.
That are inciting some of the more violent episodes -- their folks from outside.
Yeah there was no major violence today at all as a practical matter there are also a lot of people coming in from out of state on this particular one but I think.
And hall a lot of people behave well there are few instances of trouble but working in this behind us the legislation has been passed it's coming in my desk and I look forward to -- -- -- -- weren't better jobs for our citizens now Michigan has one of the highest jobless rates in the country I think it's over 9% if I'm not wrong.
It how much do you think this bill will go to -- in more jobs into the state.
On the Indiana case just since February you're talking with several thousand jobs and -- add up.
So it can make a difference were the comeback state United States already.
-- we're at the bottom for a whole decade we have the six fastest growing academy.
This last year we've got many other good things going on this we'll continue that path in terms of bringing more -- -- jobs and expansions to Michigan.
You're very successful businessman you were you -- Gateway computers you had to venture capital firm.
Is is there any thing that you can use from your business experience that's helping you in what you're doing now.
Oh absolutely it's about servicing the customer.
I'm because I look at the -- state government it's all about customer service and that's again what this is all about.
It's about half helping our citizens by customers.
Find more and better jobs and future for their kids and -- focus and that that's why don't fight with other politicians other levels of government.
Because it adds no value adopt the focus of all of us in the public sector should be how do we get the bus services to our citizens and by giving workers more choice that's a key element.
And governor we are gonna be so I just due to work get it on the record will be signing both bills tomorrow correct.
I'm S as I get those bills I'll be making a review and then signing governor Rick Snyder from Michigan governor thank you very much for coming and I know you're quite busy.
-- great to be with you thank you appreciate it well.
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