Union Challenge To Mich. Right-To-Work Law Survives

Law360, New York (March 31, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge on Monday nixed portions of a lawsuit brought by union coalitions challenging Michigan's private sector right-to-work law, but found that some parts of the suit that claimed the law ran into areas within the National Labor Relations Board's jurisdiction could stand.

U.S. District Judge Stephen J. Murphy III found that two of the plaintiffs' theories — namely that parts of the law detailing contracts containing illegal conditions of employment were preempted by federal law regulating collective bargaining agreements and that the law improperly regulates conduct on federal enclaves — were not viable.

However, the judge also concluded...

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Michigan Eastern

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Constitutional - State Statute


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February 11, 2013

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