right to work

1:02 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Michigan "Right to Work" law faces lawsuit

Anti-right to work protestors face State Police in Lansing in December (file photo)
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Opponents of Michigan’s new “Right to Work” law have asked a judge in Lansing to throw it out. The Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed the motion in Ingham County Circuit Court Thursday. It amends a lawsuit filed early last month when Republican legislative leaders closed the Capitol Building to the public during protests against the law. This week, Governor Rick Snyder asked the Michigan Supreme Court to rule on whether or not the “Right to Work” statute is constitutional.

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6:29 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Snyder seeks ruling from Michigan Supreme Court on "Right to Work"

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Court could rule on state civil service workers and exemption for police and firefighters.
Opponents of the state's new right-to-work law promised a challenge of the controversial bill that passed the lame-duck Legislature in December. But those challenges may become a moot point since Gov. Rick Snyder asked the Michigan Supreme Court on Monday to review the bill and determine whether it passes constitutional muster.
2:17 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

"Right to work" protests cost nearly $1-million

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Michigan State Police and other law enforcement agencies provided additional security as protesters demonstrated over bill to ban mandatory payment of union dues.
LANSING - Massive demonstrations at the Capitol last month over right-to-work legislation reportedly cost Michigan taxpayers nearly $1 million. Michigan State Police spent $901,132 on overtime pay and other miscellaneous costs because of additional security brought to the Capitol between Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, spokeswoman Shanon Banner said.
4:06 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Governor says Right-to-Work will not affect Michigan economy

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Right-to-Work protestors gathered outside the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids today as Governor Rick Snyder gave a speech to the Michigan Press Association. Mlive reports the governor said Right-to-Work will not lower incomes in the state because the majority of workers are not in a union
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder in a speech to the Michigan Press Association dismissed concerns about a deflating effect of right to work on labor wages, focusing instead on his effort to play matchmaker between "talent" supply and demand. Two of the four questions Snyder took after speaking Friday, Jan.
2:01 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Snyder offers mild criticism of "Pure Michigan" right to work ad

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Snyder says he would have preferred an ad with a broader definition about Michigan's business climate
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder today directed mild criticism at a recent ad the Michigan Economic Development Corp. placed in the Wall Street Journal, touting Michigan's recent passage of controversial right-to-work legislation above the Pure Michigan logo.