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RIP Right-to-Work?


This past Wednesday the MI House approved two bills which would repeal our state's right-to-work law.


The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has been a longtime supporter of right-to-work which simply means that "no person can be compelled to join a union to hold a job." The law promotes voluntary association and results in a better business climate and gets (some of) the union dues out of the left-wing politics.


If HB 4004 gets signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (and it very likely will), it will face a constitutional challenge due to the SCOTUS ruling of 2018 in Janus v. AFSCME. The landmark case ruled that "non-union government workers cannot be required to pay union fees as a condition of working in the public sector."


Stay tuned as the bill heads to the Michigan Senate.


In the meantime, check out this video tweeted by Tudor Dixon. As Tudor notes, Gretchen Whitmer's (and company) tactics are, indeed, violent. Some might even describe the scene as an insurrection.


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