right to work

Conservative groups says MEA refused to honor requests to opt out of union

Five unions representing state employees have filed suit over law

The United Auto Workers union says only the Civil Service Commission can oversee their work policies. The right-to-work case will now be brought before the Michigan Supreme Court.

The new trial date is in March 2014.

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.