Hot Dog Vendor Clinton Tarver Gets Windfall After Cart Destroyed In Right-To-Work Protests

Hot dog vendor clinton tarver, right-to-work protests
Hot dog vendor clinton tarver, right-to-work protests

It was supposed to be a protest to advocate workers' rights, but a gathering of union members in Lansing, Mich., last week reportedly resulted in thousands of dollars of damage to equipment belonging to small-business owners, including Clinton Tarver, owner of Clint's Hotdog Cart and Casual Catering.

Tarver says that his cart and supplies were destroyed by "violent" pro-union demonstrators during the rallies against so-called right-to-work legislation in Michigan. The proposal, which bans unions from mandating that workers pay dues, was signed into law on Dec. 11 by Gov. Rick Snyder, despite protests by thousands, including teachers.