right to work

5:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Right-to-work covers state employees

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The Michigan Court of Appeals made that ruling Thursday. This means state employees can choose not to pay union dues as soon as January when new union contracts take effect.
LANSING - The 35,000 unionized employees who work for the state of Michigan are subject to the state's new right-to-work law, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled today. The 2-1 ruling by the court means state workers can now opt out of paying union dues once the next round of contracts take effect in January.
7:53 am
Tue July 16, 2013

"Right to work" questions surround state contract talks

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State Supreme Court has refused to weigh in on issue before it goes through lower courts
Before negotiators even approach a bargaining table later this summer, state officials and the unions that represent 36,000 state workers are still at odds over one key issue: Do Michigan's new right-to-work laws apply to civil service employees?
11:51 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Michigan Supreme Court considers whether to give advisory opinion on "right to work" law

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Michigan Solicitor General will be allowed to file brief in the case
LANSING, MI - Back in late January, Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Michigan Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of the state's right-to-work law. The high court hasn't yet issued an advisory opinion or said if it will do so. Snyder's request remains pending.
8:14 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

State House Republicans drop proposed penalties for contracts approved before "right to work" law

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University of Michigan and Wayne State University among institutions that approved contracts shortly before law took effect
LANSING - Controversial language that would have punished public school districts, universities, community colleges and local units of government that approved union contracts before the right-to-work law went into effect was dropped by the state House of Representatives as it began debating the budgets for schools and the rest of government Tuesday.
8:14 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

State House, Senate split over penalties for working around "right to work" law

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House-Senate Conference Committee will work out differences in legislation
LANSING -- Penalties for school districts, universities, community colleges and communities that approved union contracts before right-to-work laws went into effect were left in one version of education budget bills but out of all the Senate versions of the bill. The House Appropriations Committee approved an omnibus education bill that included the language that penalizes districts that approved contracts.