Dozens of union members and others protested against Michigan’s new right-to-work law outside a Detroit building where Gov. Rick Snyder had a scheduled appearance.
Michigan workers can choose not to financially support unions that bargain on their behalf under a right-to-work law now in effect.
The same day the state’s new right-to-work law goes into effect, Gov. Rick Snyder will address hundreds of political, community and business leaders.
Less than 18 percent of Michigan workers are unionized yet right-to-work came with this promise from Governor Snyder: “More and better jobs.”
As Michigan becomes the nation’s 24th right-to-work state this week, we take a look back.
Can state Republican lawmakers penalize universities for ratifying new contracts before “right-to-work” kicks-in?
Wayne State University’s president urged lawmakers not to limit the school’s state aid in retaliation for approving an eight-year contract just before the contentious right-to-work law goes into effect.
The deal includes a $1,000 signing bonus within 30 days of ratification. And raises will begin next year.
Just weeks before the state’s new right-to-work law is set to take effect, the Warren Consolidated Board of Education unanimously approved an extended labor contract for its employees.
New court documents detail why police decided to lock people out of the state Capitol in December as Michigan’s contentious right-to-work law was debated.