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Michigan Right to Work protest posters

Identifier: MSS 222

Scope and Contents

The Michigan Right to Work protest posters collection is comprised of 17 print and holographic copies of protest signs, 5 of which are photograph reproductions; and miscellaneous print materials.


  • Creation: 2012

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open and available for research in the MSU Libraries Special Collections' reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

The Michigan Right to Work protest was held on December 11th-13th 2012 at the State Capital Building in Lansing, Michigan. The rally worked to protest the Republican led Michigan House and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's support of a Right to Work bill. Deemed by organized labor as union busting, Governor Snyder defended his support as pro-worker. The bill passed making Michigan the twenty-fourth state in the US to enact such measures. Supporters of the measure cite the increase of jobs while opponents believe that although more jobs might be generated, it is at the expense of lower wages and benefits to all workers.


1 Linear Feet (1 oversize box.)

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Arranged in alphabetical order with a separate envelope of photocopies and miscellaneous material. One oversized sign (LABOR) is housed separate with other signs with attached wooden sticks.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These materials were collected at the Michigan statewide (with national support) Right To Work protest, on December 11, 2012. Printed color copies of signs carried on December 11, 2012 were donated by Megan Bauer Community Engagement Coordinator, Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center.

Processing Information

Processed by Carolyn Schein and Diana Rivera in December 2012.

Finding Aid for the Michigan Right to Work protest posters, 2012
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Finding aid prepared by Diana Rivera and Carolyn Schein.
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA