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    Michigan Senate passes public sector right-to-work repeal; Whitmer to sign

    March 16, 2023 // The Michigan Senate on Tuesday approved a right-to-work repeal bill in a party-line vote. House Bill 4004, a repeal of Michigan’s right-to-work law in the public sector, will headed to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s desk, and she is expected to sign it. Last week, the Michigan House approved two repeal bills, 4004 and its private sector equivalent, House Bill 4005, in a single day, from committee to the full House. Tuesday the Senate did the same. Records show that the Committee of the Whole approved House Bill 4004 in the morning, and the full Senate voted in the afternoon.

    Institute for the American Worker Head Vinnie Vernuccio: Tennessee Is Leading the Way with Right-to-Work 2.0

    March 15, 2023 // You made it a constitutional right, so it can’t be repealed like Michigan. Now you’re going even further, you’re doing right to work 2.0 by making sure employees of companies that get economic incentives, the secret ballot for them in unionization elections is protected. And your governor is also out there, Governor Lee is protecting teachers’ paychecks, not only giving them raises, but also making sure they get their full paycheck. And part of it isn’t siphoned off and given to teachers’ unions.

    Michigan House passes right-to-work repeal in party-line vote

    March 10, 2023 // Repeal bills still need to pass the Michigan Senate and be signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to become law News Story Michigan House passes right-to-work repeal in party-line vote Repeal bills still need to pass the Michigan Senate and be signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to become law By James David Dickson | March 8, 2023Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Wednesday night, the Michigan House passed two bills that would repeal right-to-work protections for union members. (Screenshot: Michigan House TV) By a 56-53 vote, with one Republican absent, the Michigan House on Wednesday approved both House Bill 4004 and House Bill 4005, which would repeal the state right-to-work law. House Bill 4004 would repeal right-to-work protections for public sector workers such as teachers. That bill is expected to face constitutional challenges if signed into law, given that it violates the protections for public sector workers recognized by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling in Janus v. AFSCME.

    Opinion: Democrats Are Pushing A Labor Policy Even Their Own Voters Oppose

    February 7, 2023 // Now, after the multi-year UAW corruption investigation that saw the conviction of 2 former union presidents and a host of other union officials, Michigan Democrats want to strip away a worker’s ability to hold their union answerable and accountable; in essence to legislate away a worker’s power and give it back to the holders of the union’s purse strings. But the culture has adapted. It’s changed. Compulsion is no longer an acceptable union business model.


    February 7, 2023 // Rep. Andrew Fink, R-Hillsdale, pointed to a 2022 study from the Mackinac Center, a right-leaning Michigan think tank. The study found that counties in “right-to-work” states had higher employment levels compared to bordering counties in non-“right-to-work” states. “Because of our unusual peninsular geography, relatively few communities in Michigan border another right-to-work state, leaving us to bear the brunt of such a policy change,” Fink said.

    Michigan could become first state in nearly 60 years to ditch ‘right-to-work’ law

    January 13, 2023 // Michigan was not the first state to enact right-to-work. But it is a state steeped in labor history now poised to become the first state in nearly 60 years to ditch such a law, with Democrats controlling the executive and legislative branches of state government for the first time in four decades.

    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s to-do list: gun control, tax cuts, Right-to-Work repeal

    November 16, 2022 // Republicans and some leading business groups argue repealing the law would make Michigan less competitive in the global fight for automotive and other manufacturing jobs. Voters in Tennessee – where Ford is building a major electric vehicle manufacturing plant – last week voted to protect a Right-to-Work law by adding it to their state’s constitution.