Mich. Lawmakers Ink Right-To-Work Laws To Cut Union Clout

Law360, New York (December 11, 2012, 8:42 PM EST) -- Michigan residents employed in unionized workplaces will no longer be required to join labor groups or pay union dues thanks to a pair of “right-to-work” laws that were ratified Tuesday after a bitter legislative battle in the stronghold of the United Auto Workers.

After nearly four hours of heated political debate, the Republican-dominated Michigan House of Representatives passed the proposed legislation by a narrow margin Tuesday morning. It then handed the bill off to Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican who in recent weeks has come under...
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