Legislature set to cut state revenue to universities over new worker contracts
Yesterday the House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee proposed a plan that would cut state revenue to universities that approve new long-term contracts with faculty unions. Several schools including the University of Michigan and Wayne State University have been pursuing the new contracts to delay the impact of Michigan’s new Right to Work law, which is set to take effect next week.
Republican State Rep. Al Pscholka, the Chairman of the House Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee discusses the provision. Jake Neher of the Michigan Public Radio Network offers additional insight.