right to work



The Michigan Supreme Court begins hearing arguments today involving two disputed laws passed during the first term of Governor Rick Snyder.

First, justices will consider whether the state’s recent ‘right-to-work’ law, which eliminated the payment of union dues as a condition of employment, also applies to unionized state employees.  

Second, it will explore whether the state exceeded its authority in 2011 when Michigan pensioners became subject to a 4-percent contribution from their pay in order to keep full benefits.

The state Capitol was quiet Wednesday on the anniversary of the passage of a historic right-to-work bill.

Accusations that teachers unions are breaking Michigan’s new right to work law could take center stage this week in Lansing.


A new dispute involving Michigan’s recently enacted "Right to Work" law unfolded this week. On Monday, Midland’s Mackinac Center Legal Foundation announced it’s taking action against the Michigan Education Association.

Michigan’s new right-to-work law has not put a big dent in membership of the state’s biggest teachers’ union.