December 10, 2012
Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued the following statement on plans by the Michigan Legislature to vote next week on a bill that attack unions and weakens the collective bargaining process.
“This is a blatant attempt by Michigan Republicans to assault the collective bargaining process and undermine the standard of living it has helped foster. This effort continues a dangerous trend set by Republican-led state legislatures across the nation, and it is another instance of the Tea Party needlessly sowing division and setting Republicans' economic agenda.
“Elected officials, labor leaders and business leaders can and should work towards the common goals of job creation, improving our economy and strengthening middle-class families. But this partisan power grab is a setback to prospects for compromise.”