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Michigan Right to Work Law

New Hope For Opponents Of Controversial Law

Posted 07.08.2013 | Detroit

Will Michigan's hastily-passed right-to-work law stand up in court? On Friday, the state's Supreme Court unanimously denied a request from Gov. Ric...

Why Right-to-Work Is Not Pro-Worker

Ben Townsend | Posted 07.03.2013 | Detroit
Ben Townsend

Here are some thoughts on recent changes to union laws in Michigan, the historic home of the American labor movement.

'Right to Work' and Other Betrayals Are Killing Snyder, Republican Brand in Michigan

Mike Jackson | Posted 04.28.2013 | Detroit
Mike Jackson

Rick Snyder and Republicans are playing word games because they know their brand is a pale shadow of what their party once was.

Rick Snyder's Approval Rating In Freefall

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's (R) popularity has dropped precipitously since he signed right-to-work legislation, according to a poll released Tuesday b...

How 'Right to Work Shirk' Laws Kill Jobs -- and Hurt All of Us

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Consumer demand is vital to growth. That demand is tied to consumers' income, and to their belief that life in the future will be as good or better than it is today. Those are the two things we need to reinforce, and unions are crucial to that effort.

Michigan: Workers, Women, What's Next?

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

These bills will make Michigan one of the most regressive states in the nation in terms of women's health. Michigan. The friendly blue mitten is giving the people a slap in the face. Part of me can't believe it, but part of me believes it too well.

'Everyone Works For The Auto Industry': Michigan Readers On Right-To-Work, Part Two

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Detroit

On Tuesday, the Michigan Legislature approved a right-to-work bill that critics say could break the back of organized labor in the state. Later that d...

An Open Letter to Sen. Gretchen Whitmer

Lindsey Dodge | Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit
Lindsey Dodge

Unions' prohibitive collective bargaining agreements' impact on women, and the subsequent restriction of women's opportunities and flexibility, is rarely discussed. Union seniority rules, an unnecessary restriction on pay achievement, and flexibility restrictions are essential points.

Right To Work Bill For Private Employees Passes In Michigan House

Posted 12.11.2012 | Detroit

The Michigan House approved a second right-to-work bill on Tuesday that would cover all private employees, by a vote of 58-52. Republicans have as...

Freedom's Just Another Word

Dave Helfert | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business
Dave Helfert

America is on the verge of losing something very important in Michigan and it isn't getting nearly enough attention, probably because it's just one more act in a long-running drama.

'This Bill Is Going To Affect Every Single Person In Michigan': Readers Weigh In On Right-To-Work

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Michigan state legislature approved a controversial bill that labor advocates say would hamstring union workers. Now that the bill has...

Michigan and Right-to-Work: Entrance Ramp to the Low Road Economy

Bruce Pietrykowski | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Bruce Pietrykowski

Unions have changed. It's time for politicians to crack the books and learn about how to encourage the creation of more high performance workplaces of the 21st century rather than clinging to outmoded ideas that attempt to recreate the 19th century workplace.

Amanda Terkel

Michigan GOP Lawmakers Explain Votes Against 'Right To Work' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.08.2012 | Detroit

WASHINGTON -- Michigan is set to become the 24th state with a so-called right to work law, with Gov. Rick Snyder (R) poised to sign the controversial ...

LOOK: Right-To-Work Protesters Arrested, Maced By Police In Capitol Building

Posted 12.07.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 4:48 p.m. -- Police have arrested eight demonstrators for obstructing and resisting while attempting to move past two state troopers stationed...