LANSING – Michigan…a right-to-work state? ..
Right to work law fouls Michigan ‘This legislation is petty and vindictive politics at its most disgusting’
Michigan’s Republican-controlled House and Senate forced through “right-to-work” legislation on Dec. 6, making the Great Lakes State the latest battleground over worker rights. The move, of course, comes after recent GOP-led anti-union measures were passed in Wisconsin and Indiana. Michigan stands to join 23 other states with RTW laws, which make it illegal for collective bargaining agreements to require nonunion employees to pay fees (even though these nonunion employees get all of the same benefits as their unionized peers under negotiated contracts). ..
Following are comments from state and national pundits on Michigan’s historic status as the nation’s latest – and unlikeliest – right-to-work state. ..
Across America, voters said “Yes” to Barack Obama ‘s vision to move our nation forward by investing in America and re-building our country from the middle out. ..
LANSING – As we went to press on Dec. 4, there was no right-to-work law in Michigan. But by the time you read this, there could be. ..
If and when a right-to-work law is adopted in Michigan, it will be the result of classic backroom politics, with only Republican lawmakers in the room. ..
FLINT – The timing proved just right for coordinated moves by the Michigan School for the Deaf and Powers Catholic High School, resulting in the renovation of an iconic school building, construction of new or renovated educational space for both schools, and a revitalized 67-acre educational campus. ..
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