Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Work day protest

Thousands of public employees are gathering this afternoon at the state Capitol to protest Gov. Rick Snyder's plans to cut spending -- and the already passed expansion of powers for emergency managers which allows them to drop union contracts.
It is interesting that this protest is being held on a work day, and most of the people there had to take off from work to attend.
The City of Detroit reports that so many bus drivers called in sick that bus service has been disrupted. The assumption is that this is a "protest flu" so at least some of the 82 absent drivers can attend the protest.
It will be interesting to see how many other Michigan teachers and public employees will call in with the flu.


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