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Don’t be fooled, Michigan: ‘right to work’ is just plain wrong

Date Posted: December 21 2012

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...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: December 21 2012

Right-to-work, explained The following is from “Right to Work 101,” by the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Feb. 12, 2012. In states where the law exists, “right-to-work” makes it...

Right to work law fouls Michigan ‘This legislation is petty and vindictive politics at its most disgusting’

Date Posted: December 21 2012

LANSING – Michigan…a right-to-work state? As unbelievable as that sounds – in a state that more than any other is the cradle of the modern labor movement – it’s true....

RTW in Michigan: They said it:

Date Posted: December 21 2012

Following are comments from state and national pundits on Michigan’s historic status as the nation’s latest – and unlikeliest – right-to-work state. “Snyder had positioned himself as more moderate than...

Snyder lays waste to a law he doesn't grasp

Date Posted: December 21 2012

(Editor’s note: In the 1960s, Levin literally “wrote the book” to help assemble for Michigan the first state public employment labor relations bill in the nation as a member of...

Appeal of PLA ruling continues GOP vendetta

Date Posted: December 7 2012

LANSING – Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette is taking the case against project labor agreements to a higher court – again. On Nov. 21 Schuette’s office announced that it...

Election’s over, time to focus on regaining union market share

Date Posted: December 7 2012

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. But perhaps more...

It’s ready, aim, wait for potential state right-to-work law

Date Posted: December 7 2012

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. Since the lame...

NEWS BRIEFS

Date Posted: December 7 2012

Construction up 4 percent vs. 2011                Through the first ten months of 2012, total construction starts on an unadjusted basis came in at $390.4 billion, a 4 percent gain relative...

Old and new school buildings revitalize academic campus

Date Posted: December 7 2012

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...

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