Yesterday, Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law a bill designed to cripple organized labor in this state.
The 58 Republicans who rammed through a 'right to work' for less bill were dwarfed by the 30,000 who descended today on the State Capitol to protest their assault on union rights.
The Labor Department's Inspector General is still finding holes in enforcement programs of the Mine Safety and Health Administration and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The pressure for unionists to weigh in rose as the ruling House Republicans refused to budge from their stand for protecting the Bush tax cuts for the rich.
Amid protests, arrests, a lockout from the state capitol building and a Democratic walkout, the GOP-run Michigan House passed a so-called "right to work" law on Dec. 6.