Governor leads Mackinac walk

Labor union supporters and the governor who made this the first right-to-work Labor Day in Michigan have been on the march on opposite ends of the state as America observed the holiday honoring working people. Gov. Rick Snyder set a fast pace as he led thousands of walkers across the 5-mile Mackinac Bridge that links Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas. In Detroit, Teamsters union national President James Hoffa was among the thousands of participants in the annual Labor Day rally. Snyder set a personal best and exceeded his goal by crossing in 57 minutes. He tells The Associated Press that Michigan’s economy and labor market are doing better than they were but have a way to go. He says youth employment is especially important for Michigan’s future.  (AP)

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