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    Right-to-Work Impact Study First Measure of Michigan, Indiana Laws

    August 10, 2022 // Ten years ago this December, the state Legislature adopted a right-to-work statute, which said nobody need be compelled to join or financially support a union as a condition of employment. This worker protection law was the fruit of a two-decade campaign by the Mackinac Center. The Mackinac Center has repeatedly used its intellectual firepower to demonstrate to the public, opinion makers and legislators that right-to-work states frequently do better economically than those with compulsory union laws. Among the studies we cited over the years was a 1998 academic paper that looked at counties on state borders, where one state enjoyed right-to-work protections and an adjacent state did not. Mackinac Center Adjunct Scholar Todd Nesbit, Wall Street Journal, The Hill, The Detroit News,