Right-to-work efforts announced Thursday by Republican leaders
MLive’s David Eggert reports that Republican lawmakers in Lansing announced plans to pass “right-to-work” legislation at a press conference Thursday morning. Governor Rick Snyder was also a part of the press conference.
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Snyder said he did not view the legislation as anti-union and that he hopes it will help the Michigan economy continue to grow.
Right-to-work laws are designed to make union dues non-mandatory for workers whose employment is covered by collective bargaining agreements negotiated by labor unions. Opponents fear that such legislation could weaken the power of unions and conditions for workers across the state.
Proponents of the laws argue that passing right-to-work would attract employers and help bring more jobs to the state. According to a recent The EPIC-MRA poll, voters are divided as to whether Michigan should become the nation's 24th right-to-work state.
MLive's Meegan Holland live-tweeted the press conference. Follow her @Meholland to see what was said.
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