Jared Rodriguez, writing in the Detroit News, outlines the need for workers choice and a Right to Work law in Michigan:
States that allow more flexibility for workers in their choice to join a union have experienced tremendous growth and lead the nation in worker productivity, job creation and personal income growth. What can this be attributed to? I argue an overall less-hostile labor-management environment.
Eliminating forced union membership, commonly referred to as a Right to Work initiative, through new legislation or a ballot initiative is a bold policy to encourage businesses to invest in Michigan and create jobs. In a Right to Work atmosphere, workers are given the freedom to decline union representation and avoid having dues forcibly deducted from their paychecks.