right to work


(Lansing-MPRN) State lawmakers say Michigan set the stage for states like Wisconsin to consider right-to-work laws. Thousands of protesters gathered at the Wisconsin state Capitol on Tuesday as lawmakers there held a hearing on the measure. 

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) A judge has ruled there was no violation of Michigan’s open meetings act when the state Capitol was closed while the Legislature debated and voted on a right-to-work law. 

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

The Michigan Supreme Court will decide later this year whether the right-to-work law applies to state employee unions. 

Union membership in Michigan peaked in 1989

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.