right to work

7:17 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Michigan Chamber says economic impact of "Right to Work" law uncertain, but says it sent right message

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Business group releases study showing economic improvement in some areas
LANSING - Michigan improved its economic competitiveness last year but still remains in the bottom half compared to other states, according to a new ranking from the state chamber. Growth in jobs, personal income and economic output helped Michigan rise to 39th most competitive out of 50 states in 2012, up from 47th in 2011, according to a study conducted by Northwood University for the Michigan Chamber Foundation.
8:38 pm
Sun December 1, 2013

A year after "Right to Work" union shops soldier on

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Union shops say they have plenty of work for the foreseeable future
Nearly a year after Michigan passed Right-to-Work legislation, parties on either side of the bargaining table say the law has had little impact on skilled trades unions in West Michigan.
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2:33 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

MEA defends actions related to union membership

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Union says it was enforcing its contracts with members
LANSING -- A group of teachers who have filed unfair labor practices claims against the Michigan Education Association alleging the union violated the state's right-to-work law did not abide by their union membership agreement, an MEA spokesman says.
7:17 am
Thu November 14, 2013

State Senate committee looks into alleged "right to work" violations

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MEA officials were not at hearing, committee chairman said they would be invited to testify at future hearings
LANSING -- Teachers alleging the Michigan Education Association violated the state's right-to-work law by refusing to allow them to leave the union told their story to a new Senate panel Wednesday. The Senate Compliance and Accountability Committee, created last week, heard testimony from several of the plaintiffs in a suit filed by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy against the state's largest teachers' union.
6:57 am
Mon November 11, 2013

State Senate committee to look into teacher unions' compliance with "right to work" law

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Democrats and Michigan Education Association officials say formation of committee is politically motivated
LANSING - A new state Senate committee formed this week will look at how teacher unions are complying with Michigan's controversial right-to-work law. Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, was one of the sponsors of the law and is distressed that some teachers have had a hard time quitting their unions.