UPDATE AT 1:25 P.M. DEC. 11:
Bills passed the House and Senate today. Thousands of protestors flocked to the Capitol. Photos coming soon.
UPDATE AT 10:16 A.M. DEC. 10:
The Lansing Fire Department has announced the following streets will be closed Tuesday for protests.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
What: Street closures downtown Lansing
Why: “Right to Work” at State Capital
When: 12/11/12 starting 0600 hours
Where: The following streets will be closed and parking.
1) Capital (Ionia to Allegan)
2) Michigan (Washington to Capital)
3) Ottawa (Capital to Walnut)
4) Allegan (Capital to Walnut)
5) Walnut (Allegan to Ottawa)
Please plan accordingly.
WHEN: 8 A.M., TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012 (If you can’t arrive that early, just come to the Capitol whenever you can.)
WHERE: Lansing Center (333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI, 48933)
Tuesday, December 11th at 8:00 AM labor organizations from across the state will meet at the Lansing Center (333 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI) and make the short march to the Capitol around 8:30. Participants will rally both inside and outside the Capitol so please come prepared for the weather. It is IMPERATIVE that we have the largest crowd in history at this rally. Bring your Local Union banners to display outside and wear your union colors. If you cannot arrive at 8 a.m., just go to the Capitol when you can on Tuesday.
Please notify your co-workers, retirees, friends and family and tell them to bring as many people as possible. We need everyone to turn out to show our displeasure with this terrible Right to Work legislation.
Members, friends and family are asked to contact and visit with their Legislators while in Lansing and make it clear that Right to Work is Wrong for Michigan.
If you have any questions, check the MCO website or call 517-485-3310 for more information.
MCO will only have a few parking spots available. Please plan to park near the Lansing Center or on a side street.