Statement from House Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel (D-Mount Morris Township) on "Right-to-Work" Legislation:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

“This afternoon, the House Democrats, standing in unity with the thousands of middle class families who were shut out of their state Capitol during the floor debate on ‘right-to-work’ legislation, walked out of the House chamber and refused to vote on HB 4054 until the people were let back into the Capitol.

“The House Democrats left the chamber to make sure the citizens of the state, who pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the Capitol, were allowed back into the ‘people’s house’ so that they could witness House Republicans vote away their collective bargaining rights. We are proud to stand up for and stand with middle-class families whose economic security is under attack in Lansing.”