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Democrats to Snyder: Veto right-to-work bills

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DETROIT (AP) - Democratic members of Michigan's congressional delegation are calling on Republican Gov. Rick Snyder to veto right-to-work legislation or insist on a statewide referendum on the issue.

Sen. Carl Levin and House Democrats met Monday morning with Snyder in Detroit. Afterward, the lawmakers told reporters they warned the governor that allowing the legislation to become law would divide the state and severely damage what have been improving relations between labor and management.

Levin said Snyder agreed to "seriously consider" their requests.

The state House and Senate approved bills last week that would prohibit requiring non-union employees to financially support unions at their workplace.

Supporters say doing so would bring more jobs to Michigan. But opponents say it's intended to weaken unions.

The legislature could take final action when it reconvenes Tuesday.

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