Bring it, fascist.
LANSING (WWJ/AP) â€“ Top officials raised the threat level in right-to-work discourse Tuesday, vowing to wage war against those moving quickly to pass the divisive legislation through the Michigan Legislature.
â€œWeâ€™re going to pass something that will undo 100 years of labor relations and there will be blood, there will beÂ repercussions,Â we will re-live the battle of the overpass,â€ said state Rep. Doug Geiss (D-Taylor).
The battle of the overpass was a bloody fracas in 1937 between union organizers and Ford Motor Co. security guards. Walter Reuther was famously thrown down a flight of stairs and another union organizer was left with a broken back.
In the same verbal vein,Â Terry Oâ€™Sullivan, general president of the Labor International Union of North America, said during a rally the legislation is â€œdead on arrival.â€ He also told elected officials who support the measure that â€œwe are going to take you on and take you out.â€