Michigan governor asks high court to rule on right-to-work

Passed in late 2012, the law makes it illegal to require employees to pay union fees

The governor of Michigan is asking the state’s high court to rule on the controversial “right-to-work” law passed in the state at the end of 2012.

On Monday, Republican Governor Rick Snyder asked Michigan’s Superior Court to decide on the constitutionality of the new law that says union dues payments are voluntary. The new law, which was passed by the state’s Republican-dominated House of Representatives, will make it harder for unions to organize in Michigan, which is known for its organized labor in the auto industry.


Cathleen Flahardy

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