Mich. Gov. Defends Anti-Union Law As Constitutional

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The governor of Michigan, in a brief filed Friday, asked the Sixth Circuit to let him enforce a new state law barring the state employees' union from collecting dues from home help providers, who are paid to help disabled and elderly Medicaid patients in their homes.

At issue is a state law the Republican governor, Rick Snyder, signed in April, redefining who qualifies as a “public employee” for the purposes of unionizing. The law newly excludes workers employed by a private organization who receive a government...
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