right to work

7:28 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Despite "Right to Work" Law, Unions Still Signing up Members

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Union membership in Michigan peaked in 1989
LANSING, MI -Sparrow Home Health nurses voted this week to unionize, marking the first group the Michigan Nurses Association (MNA) has registered since Gov. Rick Snyder signed Right to Work legislation in 2012.
WMUK News
10:13 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Snyder Talks Roads, Schools and Jobs at Town Hall

Gov. Rick Snyder speaks at the Bernhard Center.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Governor Rick Snyder spent about an hour in front of an audience at WMU's Bernhard Center in Kalamazoo last night. It was the first of 10 “town hall”-style meetings he plans to hold this fall as part of his campaign for reelection.

Snyder, a Republican, answered questions about funding for education, roads, Right to Work and other issues.

Anyone could apply to attend. But the Snyder campaign reserved the right to reject applicants, and critics said that would lead to a “handpicked” audience that wouldn’t ask tough questions.

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6:13 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Judge Rules Michigan Teachers Can Leave Union at Any Time

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Michigan Education Association says most teaches have chosen to stay with union
Members of the Michigan Education Association should be able to resign from the union at any time, and not just during the month of August, an administrative law judge ruled this week. The ruling could be a blow to the union, which represents teachers and many other school employees.
Right to Work
8:23 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

WSW: How Right to Work Became Law in Michigan

Protesters rally at the state Capitol in 2012 opposing a "right to work" law for Michigan - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

    

Mother Jones reporter Andy Kroll takes a look at how a "conservative pipe dream" became reality in Michigan. 

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Right to Work
9:18 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Mother Jones: right to work could spread beyond Michigan

Right to Work Protest in Lansing December, 2012
Credit Equality Michigan/Wikimedia Commons

When Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation making Michigan the 24th "right to work" state it was a blow to the labor movement. 

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