Article Photos: Right-to-work law gives Michigan unions new task 2/2

Protesters hold a  silent protest in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, a day after thousands of protesters rallied on the grounds as lawmakers pushed final versions of right-to-work legislation. The tape over their mouths shows how Gov. Rick Snyder and his allies have silenced Michigan’s middle class, and effectively cut the wages of Michiganders by $1500. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)