April 11, 2023

Michigan Repeals Right-to-Work Law

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By Jackson Kincaid


In Brief:

For the first time in over five decades, a right-to-work law has been overturned, meaning another loss of freedom for Michigan residents. 

The Background: 

Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer has enacted legislation repealing Michigan's right-to-work laws. A right-to-work law protects citizens from being forced into work unions, protects their livelihood, and gives exemptions to employees from forced dues should their company become unionized. 

Michigan’s right-to-work law was signed into law by the former Republican Governor, Rick Snyder. The Daily Wire reported that one recent poll from the Mackinac Center found that 58% of voters supported the right-to-work laws, while only 29% opposed them.

However, Gov. Whitmer received over $2.25 million in campaign contributions from the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. 

Michiganders, beware: Next up on her agenda is red flag gun laws. 


Notable Quotes: 

“As Michigan struggles to compete for businesses and high-paying careers, Democrats are dead set on pushing forward their pay cut plan that would set our state, our workers, and our economy further behind. I’ve spoken to businesses looking to invest in Michigan and heard firsthand how repealing right-to-work would turn businesses away and let high-paying careers go to other states.” – House Republican Leader Matt Hall



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