MI Right to Work — The Twisting Begins

The ink was barely dry on Michigan’s new Right to Work law when forced-union apologists began to insist state workers were exempt from the law.  They argue that a commission, the Civil Service Commission — whose appointees were all picked by big labor loving former Gov. Jennifer Graholm — and not the state legislature, controls the rules for state workers.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder counters that the law does not make state workers’ second class citizens. “Our position is the freedom-to-work legislation covers all public employees in Michigan,” said Sara Wurfel, a spokeswoman for Snyder.

The union bosses understand that by setting up a beachhead in Michigan, workers throughout the Midwest will call upon their legislators for the same rights and protections as their neighbors.  This is what the union bosses fear most.