New Mich. Law Opens Door For Nonunion Contractors

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 3:51 PM EDT) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed legislation barring the state government from requiring that companies engage in collective bargaining agreements in order to qualify for construction contracts.

Approved in the Michigan legislature last month, the law would open the door for more nonunion companies to bid on government construction contracts.

Snyder, a Republican, said the new law would encourage competition by forcing the state to award contracts impartially.

“This legislation is important because it gives everyone equal opportunity to compete for jobs,” Snyder said. “Governments...
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