REDFORD, Mich. – President Obama weighed in on the labor battle involving “right-to-work” during a stop in Redford, MI Monday.
The President delivered his remarks to a large crowd at the “Daimler” Detroit Diesel plant. He had planned to address the looming fiscal cliff, but the topic quickly shifted to “right-to-work” legislation currently making its way through the Michigan State House.
“These so-called “right to work” laws, they don’t have to do with economics; they have everything to do with politics,” said President Obama. “What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.”
The President also discussed taxing the wealthiest Americans as one way to solve the fiscal cliff. He also announced a $120 million dollar investment by Daimler that will result in 115 jobs at the Redford plant.
Currently, “right-to-work” legislation has been passed in both the Michigan House and Senate. A final vote is expected as early as Tuesday. Governor Snyder has said he will sign the bills when they hit his desk.