President Obama Faces Labor Strife During Michigan Visit

Source: David Jackson / USA Today

President Obama will likely discuss his fiscal cliff plan to raise taxes on the wealthy when he visits the Detroit area on Monday.

He is also expected to hail his host — Daimler, owner of the Detroit Diesel Corp. — for a new investment plan to expand production and create jobs in the United States.

But how much will Obama say about Michigan’s ongoing, massive labor battle?

Obama arrives in the nation’s automotive capital just as the lame-duck, Republican-run state Legislature is poised to pass right-to-work legislation. The prospect has triggered protests from Michigan’s unions.

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