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Michigan's Right to Work Law and the NLRB

The unexpected passage of the Michigan right to work legislation has led some Michigan employers to believe the threat of union organizing campaigns has diminished. While the issue of right to work will remain a hot topic until the next general election, employers should be aware of the fact that a decision...

Illinois Governor Imposes Right-to-Work For Public Employees

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) issued an executive order last week absolving public employees who decline to join a union from having to pay fees that support union activities like collective bargaining. State law currently allows state workers to opt out of joining a union but they still have to pay...

An End Run Around Michigan's Right to Work Law? Not So Fast.

Michigan's right to work law was passed and signed in December of 2012. The law did not go into effect until March 28, 2013. The law contains a provision which states that collective bargaining agreements("CBA") with union security clauses in effect before the March effective date would...

State Net Capitol Journal: Republicans Push Right-To-Work Laws Against Determined Opposition

by Lou Cannon Buoyed by hefty legislative majorities, Republicans in several states are pushing hard for right-to-work laws and other anti-union legislation. Democrats and their labor allies are pushing back, both in the legislatures and the courts. The GOP marked a major victory this month as...