Union Protestors Brutality & Violence Erupt, AFP Activists Trampled On

LANSING, Mich. – Americans for Prosperity – Michigan State Director Scott Hagerstrom today released the following statement in response to the passage of Right-to-Work legislation in Michigan:

“The passage of Right-to-Work is a win/win for Michigan. Not only is this legislation critical to Michigan’s economic recovery, it is a victory for workers who for too long, have been forced to join and financially support a labor union.

“This is also a win for union protestors, even though they might not know it yet, as they will have the freedom to choose to join a union, and will no longer be forced. I commend Michigan lawmakers who courageously stood up, despite union intimidation and violence, for worker rights.

“This is about giving private-sector and public-sector union members in Michigan more rights, not less, by allowing workers to chose whether or not to join a union and how their hard-earned dollars are spent. At the end of the day, Right-to-Work legislation gives workers more freedom and more rights. Isn’t that what democracy looks like?

“Despite this victory, it took place amid union brutality and violence. I am saddened by union protestors’ complete disregard for safety and freedom of speech, tearing down an AFP tent and stomping on peaceful AFP demonstrators trapped under the tent.


“Angry, violent union protestors are yelling, screaming, and physically assaulting citizens they disagree with all while chanting “this is what democracy looks like.” That isn’t what democracy looks like, democracy is about free speech and peaceful assembly, not putting people’s well-being in danger just because you disagree with them.”

AFP-Michigan has taken the lead on rallying grassroots activists to contact their legislators in support of right-to-work legislation. Hundreds of activists have met with their lawmakers to stress the importance of this issue, and thousands have phoned in their support for workplace freedom.

3 comments for “Union Protestors Brutality & Violence Erupt, AFP Activists Trampled On

  1. Kevin Shopshire
    December 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Wow. You provoked the violence you wanted you thug.So what that you had to tear your own tent down to get the attention you crave. Why wasn’t this Steven Crowder guy arreted for assult. He started the fight? You had to pass this piece of anti-worker crap under cover of darkness and behind locked doors. The people are with the workers

    • JGillman
      December 12, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      I wasn’t there.

      The people recognize the union THUGS for what they are. Coercive bullies that are afraid of actually having to provide value to earn the support of the workers.

      Told you we would do this.

      Want to know whats next?

  2. December 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm


    It figures ‘ol Olongapo Crotch Rot would slither out from under his rock to carry Lansing Dems very in-tune tho moronic Bob Beckel talking points water.


    The funny thing is (whores aside), is that ‘ol Shoppy would have to stand on his mother’s shoulders just to be able to kiss a lowlife like Beckel’s ass.

    Now, that is Democratic Party truth funny.

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