Snyder Recall Leader Pushing 'Protect Our Jobs'

Lehman offers to debate UAW Boss Bob King

The president of the Ann Arbor teachers union, who has been a supporter of the now-suspended effort to recall Gov. Rick Snyder, said he will shift his efforts to the union-backed “Protect Our Jobs” ballot initiative, according to AnnArbor.com. The online news site also reported that Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman issued an open letter to UAW President Bob King to publicly debate the issue.

“This radical constitutional amendment would benefit the 3 percent — the number of government union employees in Michigan — who want to shield themselves from the economic realities the 97 percent of us face,” Lehman said, AnnArbor.com reported.

Lehman was originally scheduled to debate King on May 31 at the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Mackinac Island Policy Conference, but organizers said King withdrew shortly before the event.

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