Several Michigan Democrats have complained about protesters bringing firearms into the state’s capitol and one member threatened to file a workplace grievance unless Republicans agreed to bar firearms on the premises.
Democratic State House Minority Leader Christine Greig called guns in the capitol “threatening” and said the majority of her liberal colleagues agree with her in an interview with the Washington Post. Greig also threatened to file a workplace safety complaint with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) if Republicans in the House choose not to ban firearms in the government building, the Post reported.
“It’s very threatening when you walk around your workplace and see people with assault rifles,” Greig told the Post. “Any other workplace would be addressing this, and it would be investigated and dealt with. But we are not afforded that as members of the House. It needs to change.”
“MIOSHA’s legislative declaration specifically states ‘that the safety, health, and general welfare of employees are primary public concerns,” Greig wrote in a letter addressed to the Republican Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield. “The Legislature hereby declares that all employees shall be provided safe and healthful work environments free of