Push Against Unions Flares In Michigan

By Kris Maher and Matthew Dolan, The Wall Street Journal

Unions in Michigan are trying to fend off a push by Republican lawmakers to pass right-to-work legislation—the latest in a string of challenges to organized labor in one of its traditional Midwestern strongholds.

Separate right-to-work bills that would ban contracts requiring employees to pay union dues are drafted and could be introduced in the Michigan Senate and House this week, according to lawmakers.

Conservative groups that support the measures plan to appeal to lawmakers Tuesday at the Capitol in Lansing, less than a week after several hundred union members lobbied against any such laws.


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