Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the state’s legislature are working hard to bring back forced unionization in the Wolverine State. Michigan has been a Right to Work state since 2012, and because of that, companies have been busy investing in the state’s future. Now, Gretchen Whitmer, who implemented devastating lockdowns on the state in response to COVID-19, plans to bring back the “bad old days.” Julia Musto reports for Fox Business:
The Michigan Senate approved legislation on Tuesday to repeal the state’s right-to-work law.
Senators approved the repeal on a 20-17 vote, sending the bill back to the House. The chamber must approve the final language. Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has said she will sign it.
“It’s a new day here in Lansing,” Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, a Democrat, said. “And today we are taking action to empower workers by restoring the rights that they always relied on.”
The right-to-work law prohibits public and private unions from requiring that nonunion employees pay union dues even if the union bargains on their behalf.
The Senate also followed the House in voting to restore the state’s prevailing wage law.
Spending appropriations were attached to both bills, in a move that Republicans say is to ensure they are “referendum-proof.”
Action Line: Being forced to pay union dues to unions who donate to politicians you don’t like is something no American should have to endure. It’s just like buying an index fund and having the money manager use your hard-earned voting power to pursue political goals you disagree with. You invest, and they win. Click here to sign up for my free monthly Survive & Thrive letter, and we’ll weather this storm together.
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