Saturday, December 8, 2012

Right-To-Work measures pass the Michigan Senate

..Michigan's house passed two bills and the state Senate approved one that would make Michigan a "right to work" state in which public and private workers could opt out of union membership and dues. The bills must be now voted on by the opposite chamber before going to Gov. Rick Synder, who supports the change. 
Twenty-three U.S. states have similar legislation, according to the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation. 
Republican supporters, including Gov. Rick Snyder, said the proposal would improve the state's economic competitiveness. 
"Under freedom to work, Michiganders will have the freedom to choose whether or not to join a union," Snyder said. "They won't be forced to pay union dues if they don't want to, and they won't lose their jobs because of it. And if they want to pay dues voluntarily, they have the freedom to do that, too."..
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