Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) appeared on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' this morning where he claimed that the state's new 'right to work' law, which restricts unions’ ability to collect dues, is not “anti-union."
Gov. Snyder said his decision to sign the legislation, which he called "divisive" a year ago, was actually “pro-worker,” reports ThinkProgress.org.
Gov. Snyder said: “I’ve never said unions are bad for business and I don’t believe this is actually anti-union. I believe this is pro-worker.”
MSNBC’s Richard Wolffe responded: “Are you serious Are you serious this is not anti-union? This, at its core, actually undermines the ability for unions to organize.”
Gov. Snyder responded: “This does not deal with organizing at all. This does not deal with collective bargaining at all. This is nothing to do with the relationship between an employer and a union. This is about the relationship between unions and workers. And this is about giving workers the freedom to choose, and unions have to be in a position to present a good value proposition. This should make unions more effective in terms of having to put a value proposition to workers."