right to work

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
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WestSouthwest with Andy Kroll


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
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Interview with Andy Kroll

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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11:13 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Michigan Supreme Court to rule on Right to Work

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The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled in August that state employees are covered by the law.
The Michigan Supreme Court will rule on whether state employees are covered by the right-to-work law passed late in 2012, the court said today.
9:07 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Survey finds local government officials expect moderate impacts from "right to work" law

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Survey was conducted by Center for Local, State and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan
LANSING - Michigan's local government officials expect the right-to-work law will have a fairly limited effect on their municipality's fiscal health, ability to attract and retain workers and businesses, and their relationship with unions, according to a new report.
7:55 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

A year later "right to work" brings little obvious change to Michigan's economic climate

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No examples of businesses coming to state because of new law. Unions report few defections
A year after right-to-work laws were approved with the promise of radically changing Michigan's business climate, little has actually changed.