Right-to-work in Michigan: Western Washtenaw Democrats to host panel Thursday
Michigan Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, and Karla Swift, the president of the Michigan AFL-CIO, will be among the panelists at a right-to-work discussion Thursday coordinated by the Western Washtenaw Democrats.
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Other speakers include David Hecker, president of the Michigan American Federation of Teachers.
The panel will discuss impacts of the law, which takes effect in Michigan March 27. Reactionary measures, lawsuits and citizen action also will be a part of the discussion.
The Michigan legislature passed the so-called right-to-work law in December.
The measure opens previously closed union shops by removing a security clause in contracts that required the payment of union dues as a condition of employment.