In a recent editorial, the Detroit News questioned whether Right to Work was gaining momentum in the state of Michigan:
A month ago, when James Epolito of the state’s economic development agency was asked whether Michigan should become a right-to-work state, in which union membership or the paying of union dues or fees cannot be made a condition of employment, he said, “That’s a very hard question for me to answer.” Translation: It’s a taboo subject in Lansing. But Peter Karmanos Jr., head of one of the state’s largest knowledge economy firms, said this week it might be time for Michigan to become a right-to-work state. He joins with former Comerica Bank chief economist David Littmann in broaching the topic. The taboo seems to be weakening.