The right to work legislation in Michigan has become very heated. Two school districts in Michigan have been shutdown so the teachers could go to the capitol to protest.
Two Michigan school districts will close Tuesday after hosts of teachers called out sick, apparently to join protests against efforts to pass right-to-work legislation in the state.
The school district superintendent in Taylor, MI, a Detroit suburb, said the district would not have enough teachers to fill the district’s classrooms, according to local news reports. The Taylor Federation of Teachers is reportedly helping to organize the protests.
The protests at the capitol have turned violent. Below is a video of Stephen Crowder getting attacked by union thugs.
Jimmy Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said Tuesday he expects Michigan unions and lawmakers to break out into “civil war” after the state legislature passed right-to-work bills that would weaken unions’ power.
“This is just the first round of a battle that’s going to divide this state. We’re going to have a civil war,” Hoffa said on CNN’s “Newsroom.”
Other violence also broke out during the day with tents being ripped down:
Outside, two tents were torn down by protesting union members who have gotten more rowdy as the day goes on.
Multiple men grabbed a hold of sticks supporting the structures and unearthed them, sending them toppling to the ground. The second tent had people inside and a fight broke out after it came down.
One volunteer marshal got into the skirmish, trying to hold union members back, and another altercation broke out between a man and a woman.