Snyder Signs Michigan into RTW State
MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Governor Rick Snyder yesterday signed legislation making Michigan the 24th “right-to-work” state in the nation.
Snyder signed the bills less than five hours after the Michigan House gave final approval to the legislation, which prohibits requirements that workers pay a fee that would go to a union as a condition of employment.
In announcing his signature of the bills, the Governor said (quote) “this is a major day in Michigan’s history.” Snyder cited two reasons for signing the legislation: the results neighboring state Indiana has seen since enacting right to work: and a union-led ballot drive that went down to defeat in November which triggered discussions on the issue.
Labor unions and other opponents of right-to-work say they will challenge the legislation in court and possibly get the issue on a statewide ballot.
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