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Friday, December 7, 2012

Right-to-Work Law Advances in Michigan « Commentary Magazine

Bills that would make Michigan the 24th state to adopt a right-to-work law have passed the Michigan Senate and House, both in Republican hands. If the bills are reconciled, as seems likely, the legislation will be signed by the Republican governor.

This is a remarkable event. Michigan is the fifth-most unionized state in the country, with 19.2 percent of the workforce. The United Auto Workers, born in Michigan, has been a major player in state politics for decades.


I wonder if this will ever happen in California, getting out from under the unions' thumb, I mean. Perhaps not, because our problem is public sector unions. --ts

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