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Let It Rip: Right-to-work & Watson's 'bailout Detroit' comment

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By Fox 2 News Staff

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -- Right-to-work -- some call it nothing more than union busting.

"They want working families to have lower income, less security.  That's what this is about," said UAW President Bob King.

However, the governor says it's about jobs.

"We have hard working people in Michigan, and this is about giving workers choice," he told Fox 2's Tim Skubick.

Joining Huel Perkins on the panel to discuss are right-to-work supporter Brian Pannebecker, labor attorney Richard Mack, Metro Detroit AFL-CIO President Chris Michalakis and Fox 2 legal analyst and radio host Charlie Langton.

Plus, Detroit Councilwoman JoAnn Watson made national headlines after her statement this week saying basically because Detroit voted for President Obama, he should bailout the city from its financial crisis.  Charlie Langton took "Let It Rip" on the road to see what people thought about the comment.

Click on the videos above to watch this week's edition of "Let It Rip".  Then tell us what you think by posting your comments below.

Note: Click here for Charlie LeDuff's investigative report on Judge Wade McCree and the panel discussion that followed featured in this week's first segment of "Let It Rip".

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