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Unions prepare for protest at Michigan Capitol

December 9, 2012 • Business


Community activist Lisa Fithian, left, teaches SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Healthcare Michigan member Frank Shaft, 26, of Lansing, and other attendees how to peacefully interact with police officers on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at UAW Local 600 union hall in Dearborn, Mich. Republican lawmakers are putting the final touches on legislation that would allow workers to opt out of union dues at a business where employees are represented by a union. Gov. Rick Snyder says he will sign it into law. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Todd McInturf) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — More than 200 activists attended training

Saturday in preparation for a protest at the Michigan Capitol, where lawmakers are putting the final touches on legislation that would allow workers to stop paying union dues.

Between chants, cheers and applause, organizers warned those at the training to be Login to read more

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