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Published: 12/11/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago


Protesters gather at Michigan Capitol

Union members, friends, family, and supporters gathered outside the Michigan state capital in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, to voice their opinion on the legislature's decision to make Michigan a right-to-work state. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Demonstrators protest on the steps of the state capital building in Lansing, Mich., against right-to-work legislation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators protest on the steps of the state capital building in Lansing, Mich., against right-to-work legislation.
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Demonstrators including Ron Sparks of Flint, Mich., right, protest against right to work legislation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators including Ron Sparks of Flint, Mich., right, protest against right to work legislation.
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Demonstrators protest against right to work legislation at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators protest against right to work legislation at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing.
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The Rev. Jesse Jackson, center, joins demonstrators protesting against right to work legislation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The Rev. Jesse Jackson, center, joins demonstrators protesting against right to work legislation.
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Demonstrators hold signs as they protest against right to work legislation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators hold signs as they protest against right to work legislation.
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Demonstrators protest against right to work legislation at the Michigan State Capitol. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators protest against right to work legislation at the Michigan State Capitol.
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Demonstrators including Sandy Napieralski of Eaton Rapids, Mich., left, and Aileen Pettinger of Saginaw, right, protest. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators including Sandy Napieralski of Eaton Rapids, Mich., left, and Aileen Pettinger of Saginaw, right, protest.
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Union members and their supporters were out in full force in Lansing. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Union members and their supporters were out in full force in Lansing.
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A protester says Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will be on Santa's naughty list if the state approves right-to-work legislation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A protester says Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will be on Santa's naughty list if the state approves right-to-work legislation.
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A person in the office of Kate Segal, House Democratic Floor Leader, holds up a sign signaling an affirmative vote on the the right-to-work legislation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A person in the office of Kate Segal, House Democratic Floor Leader, holds up a sign signaling an affirmative vote ...
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A person in the office of Kate Segal, House Democratic Floor Leader, holds up a sign signaling an affirmative vote on the the right to work legislation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A person in the office of Kate Segal, House Democratic Floor Leader, holds up a sign signaling an affirmative vote ...
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Michigan State Police on horseback move demonstrators away from the Capitol. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michigan State Police on horseback move demonstrators away from the Capitol.
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Michigan State Police  on horseback move demonstrators away from the Michigan State Capitol. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michigan State Police on horseback move demonstrators away from the Michigan State Capitol.
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Michigan State Police stand guard as demonstrators protest against right to work legislation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michigan State Police stand guard as demonstrators protest against right to work legislation.
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Michigan State Police keep the peace as protesters stand outside the Michigan Capitol. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michigan State Police keep the peace as protesters stand outside the Michigan Capitol.
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Demonstrators including Natalie Cruz of Lorain, Ohio, left, and Flip Walimaki of Rochester Hills, Mich., right, protest against right to work legislation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators including Natalie Cruz of Lorain, Ohio, left, and Flip Walimaki of Rochester Hills, Mich., right, protest against right to ...
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Demonstrators including Kathy Sharrad of Marysville, Mich., right, protest the legislation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators including Kathy Sharrad of Marysville, Mich., right, protest the legislation.
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Bob Cebina, president of UAW Local 723 in Monroe, Mich., talks about the passing of the right to work legislation in Michigan Tuesday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bob Cebina, president of UAW Local 723 in Monroe, Mich., talks about the passing of the right to work legislation ...
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'Santa' proclaims Michigan Gov. Snyder has landed on his naughty list. Enlarge | Buy This Photo 'Santa' proclaims Michigan Gov. Snyder has landed on his naughty list.
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Demonstrators protest against right to work legislation in Lansing, Michigan. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators protest against right to work legislation in Lansing, Michigan.
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Michigan State Police surround the George W. Romney State Office Building. The office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is in the building.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michigan State Police surround the George W. Romney State Office Building. The office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is in ...
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Demonstrators protesting right to work legislation outside the George W. Romney Building in Lansing, Mich., offer pizza to Michigan State Police. The office of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is in the building. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators protesting right to work legislation outside the George W. Romney Building in Lansing, Mich., offer pizza to Michigan State ...
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Demonstrators protest against right to work legislation outside the George W. Romney Building, near the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators protest against right to work legislation outside the George W. Romney Building, near the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing....
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Rev. Jesse Jackson makes his way through demonstrators protesting against right to work legislation, outside the George W. Romney State Office Building. Rev. Jackson had been inside the building. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Rev. Jesse Jackson makes his way through demonstrators protesting against right to work legislation, outside the George W. Romney State ...
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Demonstrators protest against right to work legislation outside the George W. Romney State Office Building in Lansing, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators protest against right to work legislation outside the George W. Romney State Office Building in Lansing, Mich.
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Michigan State Police officers surround the George W. Romney State Office Building, near the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. Protesters moved from the capitol to this office building after the legislature voted to enact the legislation. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Michigan State Police officers surround the George W. Romney State Office Building, near the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing. Protesters ...
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Demonstrators stage a sit -in protest outside the George W. Romney Building. Protestors were apparently able to stage their sit-in before the building was surrounded by the Michigan State Police. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Demonstrators stage a sit -in protest outside the George W. Romney Building. Protestors were apparently able to stage their sit-...
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