Michigan becomes nation’s 24th right-to-work state
Bill: HB4003 (PDF); SB0116 (PDF)
Sponsored by dozens of lawmakers, and signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2012, HB4003/SB0116 (Public Acts 349 and 348) make the state of Michigan a “right to work” state, meaning that no public sector worker can be compelled to join a union as a condition of employment. Among other things, all public workers are free to engage in or refrain from union activities, and no person shall by force, intimidation, or unlawful threats attempt to compel any public employee to become or remain a member of a labor organization or pay union dues. An individual shall not be required as a condition of obtaining or continuing public employment to become or remain a member of a labor organization or bargaining representative; pay any dues, fees, assessments, or other charges or expenses of any kind or amount, or provide anything of value to a labor organization or bargaining representative; or even pay to any charitable organization or third party any amount that is in lieu of, equivalent to, or any portion of dues, fees, assessments, or other charges.
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