Police are planning to close down roads around the Michigan Capitol ahead of major union protests Tuesday surrounding the expected passage of "right-to-work" legislation.
Protesters are expected to begin arriving Monday, with significant demonstrations on tap for the following day. Meanwhile, President Obama is visiting Detroit on Monday to discuss his deficit-reduction plan, though it's unclear whether he'll weigh in on the growing controversy over the union legislation.
The surprise move by Michigan Republicans last Thursday to approve the anti-union bills touched off a firestorm in the home of the U.S. auto industry. Following high-profile fights over union privileges in Wisconsin and Indiana, Michigan in an instant became the latest battleground in that struggle.