right to work

The survey found little change in the governor's public approval rating which has hovered around 35 percent.

The Associated Press

A judge in Lansing says a lawsuit challenging Michigan’s “right to work” law can go ahead. The Gongwer News Service says Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette issued the ruling Wednesday.

The suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and other “right to work” opponents says lawmakers broke the state’s Open Meetings Act when the legislature passed the law in December. That’s because the Republican majority temporarily closed the Capitol Building to people protesting the bill.

The poll finds that the number of people who believe it will help is roughly equal to the number who say it will hurt the economy.

The head of the Michigan Nurses Association says, "The People will outlast the law", as union leaders vow to continue fighting "right to work".

Even supporters say it may be a while before the law's effects are fully felt. Among other things, existing union contracts that include mandatory dues remain in effect until they expire.