Lansing – 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 state workers, even before the controversial law was passed. Click on a right to work state below to read that state’s right to work law (links are to the current active right to work provisions in state law for a timeline of when state right to work laws were originally adopted click here . In summary, michigan’s right-to-work law prohibits an individual from being required, as a condition of obtaining or continuing employment, to do any of the following: join or support a labor organization engage in, or refrain from, collective bargaining activities.
What right-to-work means for michigan on march 28, 2013, michigan became the 24th right-to-work state in the nation soon most workers in michigan will enjoy the same freedom as those workers in 23 other states that may choose whether to financially support a union or not.
In december 2012, michigan became the nation’s 24th state to pass right to work protections for its workers on march 28, 2013, michigan’s private sector and public sector right to work laws went into effect and michigan workers finally have right to work protections.
Right to work laws a growing number of states have enacted what are called right-to-work laws , which prohibit the requirement of union membership to get and keep a job michigan's right-to-work laws prohibit employers from requiring union membership, payment of dues, or payment into a particular charitable organization as a condition of employment.
Freedom to work since freedom to work (ftw) laws in michigan are relatively new and do not take effect until late march, 2013, it is premature to request stoppage of union dues or agency fees at this time. Michigan can look forward to more and better jobs: right-to-work states typically enjoy higher wage growth, higher employment growth, lower unemployment and, when cost of living is factored into the equation, higher income collective bargaining is almost exactly the same in right-to-work states as non-right-to-work states.
Freedom to work, also known as right to work, is a simple measure that gives every worker the right to choose for themselves whether to join a union it's based on the simple truth that michigan workers should never be forced to join -- or not join -- a union.