Reid: Michigan right-to-work legislation an 'assault' on unions

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"Elected officials, labor leaders and business leaders can and should work towards the common goals of job creation, improving our economy and strengthening middle-class families. But this partisan power grab is a setback to prospects for compromise."

Reid's comments came the same day that opponents of the law are holding protests at Michigan's capital in Lansing. Those protests are a warm-up to much larger onces on Tuesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

In a conference call on Monday, Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) said he and other Democratic members of the Michigan delegation met with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and voiced their opposition to the right-to-work legislation.