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Right to work brings new era for autoworkers September 07, 2015 Mark Mix            Are you an autoworker? A member of the UAW? Are you tired of paying dues or fed up with your union’s policies? When the UAW’s contracts with the Big Three automakers expire later this month, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin autoworkers…(Read More)

Supreme Court upholds right-to-work for state workers, July 29, 2015 The Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion that has the effect of making state employees subject to Michigan’s 2012 right-to-work law, ruled Wednesday that Michigan’s Civil Service Commission never had the authority to impose union fees on…(Read More)

Michigan Hospital Employees Win Settlement After SEIU Union Bosses Blocked Workers from Exercising Right to Work, July 23, 2015 Seven workers at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Monroe, MI have won a settlement from Service Employees International Union Local 79 (SEIU) in a case challenging SEIU officials’ failure to obey Michigan’s new…(Read More)

Edward Lazear’s research shows that states with Right to Work Laws have fared better in the economic recovery that those without such laws.  The story is in the Wall Street Journal Online. A number of current and former governors will be running for president in 2016, and each will tout his state’s accomplishments…(Read More)

Union bosses react to a bill submitted to the Michigan legislature that would put some control on release time for Michigan teachers and other public sector workers with the exception of police and firefighters. Lori Higgins has the story in the Detroit Free Press online. School districts would be prohibited from negotiating agreements that allow…(Read More)

Big Labor Gave $2 Million to Clinton Foundation, May 15, 2015 U.S. Department of Labor’s union financial disclosure reports reveal that Big Labor gave at least $2,034,500 in union general treasury funds to Clinton Foundations. Union treasuries are funded mostly by compulsory union dues or fees collected from workers…(Read More)

UAW members get information on how to leave union, April 29, 2015 About three dozen UAW workers gathered today in Sterling Heights to get advice on how leave the union or stop paying dues after Michigan’s right-to-work law starts applying to the Detroit-based union. Freedom’s just another word…(Read More)

Newly-elected State Representative Gary Glenn is drafting two bills that would extend Right to Work benefits in Michigan.  Mark Tower has the story in M-Live. Glenn, a first-year lawmaker who represents part of Midland and Bay counties, is drafting two bills that seek to do that. The first bill would extend Right…(Read More)