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Unions vow payback

Union backers protest right-to-work bills outside Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker’s Kalamazoo, Mich., office Sunday. (Associated Press)
Union backers protest right-to-work bills outside Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker’s Kalamazoo, Mich., office Sunday. (Associated Press)

Union backers protest right-to-work bills outside Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker’s Kalamazoo, Mich., office Sunday.

LANSING, Mich. – With defeat in the Michigan Legislature virtually certain, Democrats and organized labor intend to make enactment of right-to-work laws as uncomfortable as possible for Gov. Rick Snyder and his Republican allies while laying the groundwork to seek payback at the polls.

Shellshocked opponents of the laws spent the weekend mapping strategy for protests and acts of civil disobedience, while acknowledging the cold reality that Republican majorities in the House and Senate cannot be stopped – or even delayed for long by parliamentary maneuvers. Leaders vowed to resist to the end, and then set their sights on winning control of the Legislature and defeating Snyder when he seeks re-election in 2014. Full story.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.