The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case that will determine whether state workers are covered by a right-to-work law.
Unions have much to lose if the decision stands.
“My position is right now, for the attention it would draw into the state, it would be a distraction,” Scott Walker said.
Michigan’s largest teachers’ union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled.
A judge has rejected a challenge to a key portion of a Michigan law that allows workers to have a job without giving financial support to a union.
The 3-0 ruling released Wednesday affirms an Ingham County judge’s ruling and rejects unions’ arguments that the law is unconstitutional.
On this first Labor Day since Michigan became a right to work state, union members are reflecting on the state of organized labor.
A divided Michigan appeals court has ruled that the state’s right-to-work law applies to 35,000 unionized state employees.
UAW President Bob King and other union and state government officials shook hands in Lansing Wednesday.
The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday unanimously decided not to step in early to decide the legality of the state’s right-to-work law.