When deciding to pass anti-labor legislation, why did governor Rick Snyder ignore the interests of Michigan workers? He was more concerned with pleasing the corporate donors and conservative lobbyists that helped get him into office. Nation contributor Josh Eidelson joined Nation columnist Melissa Harris-Perry on her MSNBC show to lift the curtain on the right-wing interests that steamrolled right-to-work. As Eidelson later pointed out, such state laws keep workers under strict company control, putting their jobs at the mercy of their employers. 

—Christie Thompson

Even though the legislation passed, the battle against anti-worker laws isn’t over. Check out Allison Kilkenny’s coverage of the labor activists fighting for employee rights.