Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore reacted angrily today after news broke that his native state of Michigan passed ‘Right-to-Work’ laws.
The Michigan House and Senate each passed bills to give private and public sector workers the right to avoid paying union dues in an organized workplace. According to state procedural rules, the legislation must wait five days before it can advance.
“Still enraged by actions of Republican shock troops in the lame duck MI legislature yesterday,” Moore wrote on Twitter. “Revolt, anyone?”
Moore appeared shocked that state Republicans still had power in Michigan – even though President Obama won the state by 10 points.
“Repubs gerrymandered our state like political serial killers,” he added. “Their goal was 2 snuff out the will of the people. Did the Dems sue 2 stop it?”
Moore then vowed that no one would work for any of his films unless they were unionized.
“I don’t give a damn what illegal shit the Repubs do in Lansing – I will not obey this law,” he wrote. “If you write, direct, edit, shoot, or do sound for me on my next movie, you will not work for me unless you belong to the union.”
Moore’s last film, “Capitalism: A Love Story” received over $800,000 in production film credits from the state of Michigan.