right to work

9:18 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Wayne State President defends long contract for faculty

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Republican lawmakers have raised concerns that contract may be effort to circumvent new "right to work" law.
LANSING - Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour came out swinging this morning in Lansing, asking Republican lawmakers whether an eight-year labor contract for faculty or continued cuts in state funding were worse for students. Gilmour contended it is the latter, a point he tried to stress to members of the state House higher education subcommittee.
12:20 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Wayne State faculty union nears contract agreement

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Wayne State faculty hope to have contract in place before Michigan's "right to work" law takes effect.
Detroit - Wayne State University's faculty union could reach a contract that would block a right-to-work option as soon as this week, union officials said Monday. "Progress is being made and we can see the end of the negotiations," said Charles Parrish, president of the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers' WSU chapter.
7:30 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Proposed amendment to state Constitution would give more options for referendum

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Michigan Constitution doesn't allow voters to ask for repeal of laws with appropriations.
A Detroit-area man plans to launch a petition drive to amend Michigan's constitution, aiming to close a loophole that allows laws - such as right to work - to be immune from a repeal by voters. Currently under the constitution, laws that include any legislative appropriations can't be subjected to a ballot referendum.
7:56 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Snyder's approval rating drops after "right to work"

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EPIC-MRA pollster says drop in governor's approval rating is likely due to his support for "right to work" legislation.
LANSING -- A poll released to the Free Press on Tuesday suggests that support for Gov. Rick Snyder dropped sharply after he changed course in December and backed the speedy passage of controversial right-to-work legislation. The poll by EPIC-MRA of Lansing, released exclusively to the Free Press and WXYZ-TV (Channel 7), found 61% of Michigan voters surveyed between Feb.
6:41 am
Tue February 12, 2013

Unions sue, challenging Michigan's right to work law

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Last month a lawsuit was filed alleging that the Open Meetings was violated when the Capitol was locked down during protests in December.
A group of labor unions filed suit in federal court Monday, challenging one of the state's newly passed right-to-work laws. The Michigan AFL-CIO, the Building and Trades Council, the Teamsters, SEIU, United Farm Workers and the United Food and Commercial Workers say the law that affects private-sector employees is a violation of the U.S.