Repealing Michigan’s Right to Work Law Could Have Major Consequences

Michigan's Right to Work Law may be at risk with Democrats taking over the House and Senate

With Democrats taking hold of the House and Senate in Michigan, there are concerns that they could try to remove the Right to Work. But doing so could have major consequences.

In The Center Square, National Right to Work Foundation and Committee President Mark Mix is quoted:

“While the Janus decision means public sector workers nationwide have right to work protections, repealing Michigan’s Right to Work law would give union bosses the power to force Michigan’s private sector workers to pay money to a union or else be fired,” said Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee. “That would mean, for example, auto workers could be fired solely for choosing not to fund the UAW union that has been engulfed in a massive corruption scandal that has sent numerous top union officials to jail for misusing workers’ money. Stripping workers of that choice is just plain wrong.” […]

“Further, repeal of Right to Work would have devastating consequences for Michigan’s economy,” Mix said. “For example, in roughly the past decade since Right to Work’s passage, Michigan saw its manufacturing jobs expand by 16% while non-Right to Work states on average faced a decline of 0.5%. So not only would hundreds of thousands of workers lose the freedom to decide for themselves whether or not a union deserves their hard-earned money, but Michigan’s ability to create work opportunities would also be undermined without Right to Work.”

Mark Mix, as quoted in The Center Square

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