Michigan May Become The 24tgh Right-To-Work State
Both houses in the Michigan state
legislature passed a bill to make Michigan the 24th
Right-To-Work state in the union.
The measure was passed in
House Bill 4003,
House Bill 4054 and
Senate Bill 01116.
What this mean is that union dues would no longer be
a requirement as a condition for employment.
The law will not apply to fire fighters and police
Michigan Chamber of Commerce supports the
They believe that the
passage of the legislation will help create and retain jobs
and improve the state’s economic competitiveness.
Michigan NFIB also supports the legislation.
They also believe that it will help small businesses.
They claim that law would mean that small businesses
will no longer be forced to act as dues collectors for the
unions that often work against their economic interest.
According to the Michigan NFIB “The law tilts heavily
in favor of the union bosses at the expense of workers and
their employers,” said Owens.
“It gives them the power to coerce workers into
paying dues that they wouldn’t pay otherwise and it gives
them incredible bargaining leverage that they wouldn’t have
on an even playing field.”
House Bill 4003
House Bill 4054
Michigan Senate Bill 01116
State of Michigan Chamber of Commerce