LANSING, Mich. (AP) — About 100 union members have gathered outside the Michigan Capitol to protest the passage of right-to-work legislation, two hours before Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address.
The protesters Wednesday evening carried a banner that said, "You can't trust Snyder."
The Republican governor signed right-to-work measures that cleared the Republican-controlled Legislature in December.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union member Chris Roggero (ruh-JEHR'-oh) says elected officials ignore the public's wishes and do what they want.
State police Lt. Chris Kelenske (keh-LEHN'-skee) says police are prepared for 300 to 2,000 protesters and haven't taken extraordinary security measures.
Anti-right-to-work protests drew 10,000 people last month. The measures taking effect in March bar unions from requiring people they represent under collective bargaining agreements to pay fees.