With their mouths taped shut, RNs protest Gov. Snyder's "Right to Work" corporate takeover
Michigan Nurses Association protests on the Capitol steps in Lansing against Michigan Right To Work legislation Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. / Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press
LANSING, MI-About a dozen nurses stood on the Capitol steps Monday morning with red duct tape over their mouths.
"Snyder's RTW" was drawn in marker on each piece of tape, representing right-to-work legislation that the Michigan Nurses Association says would silence their voices.
"If this law passes and our unions become weaker, we then become weaker and have less ability to make sure that our patients are safely taken care of," said Katie Oppenheim, a registered nurse and member of the MNA union.