Lawmakers in the state of Michigan, a cradle of the US labour movement, have passed a law limiting union power, amid mass protests at the statehouse.
Republicans, who control the state legislature, have succeeded in banning a requirement that workers pay union fees as a condition of employment.
The so-called "right-to-work" bill will now be signed into law by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
A blow against worker inequality, no? For the have-nots, against the haves? Surprise, surprise, some support 'pay to non-play';
Some 12,000 people turned out amid freezing temperatures to protest against the law, according to police estimates. reading the main storytart QuoteOne demonstrator, Valerie Constance, a member of the American Federation of Teachers, told the Associated Press: "I do think this is a very sad day in Michigan history."
Sad, that some people have greater freedom to work?