LANSING (AP) – The Michigan Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that will determine whether state workers are covered by a right-to-work law.
The law says public and private workers in Michigan can’t be forced to pay union fees as a condition of having a job. The dispute at the state’s highest court Tuesday centers on whether the law steps on the turf of the Civil Service Commission.READ MORE: State Fears Confusion After Michigan Restaurant Wins In Dining Ban Case
Unions say the state Constitution puts the commission solely in charge of labor matters affecting state employees.
But in August, in a 2-1 decision, the appeals court said the law applies to 35,000 state workers. In response, the commission says the court “invented a new rule of law.”READ MORE: MSU Police Find Body That Is Believed To Be Brendan Santo In Red Cedar River
Unions have much to lose if the decision stands.Michigan Prisons Follows CDC, Allows COVID-Positive Staff To Work After 5 Days With Mild Symptoms
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