Michigan higher educaiton

6:37 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Wayne State, University of Michigan could lose funding over "right to work"

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Republican lawmakers trying to stop what they call end run around Michigan's new law that bars mandatory collection of union dues
More than $27 million and possibly several hundred jobs and higher tuition costs could hang on a vote this afternoon by the Wayne State University Board of Governors. If the Democrat-controlled board approves an eight-year labor contract it negotiated with the faculty union, it will set up a showdown with the Republican-controlled Legislature over the state's new right-to-work law.