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Heritage: Michigan Workers Rights

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Heritage: Michigan Workers Rights
January 14, 2013 11:00 am
January 14, 2013 12:00 pm
Heritage Foundation
January 4, 2013
Heritage Foundation HQ
214 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Washington, DC, DC, 20002, United States

The Heritage Foundation. Over the past two years, several Midwest governors have
turned their states’ status quo; government and economies around by tackling the special
privileges afforded to unions. These efforts were met with particular resistance in
Michigan, where unions funded a ballot proposal to preemptively ban right-to-work and
make collective bargaining a state constitutional right. Proposal 2 would also have
allowed union contracts to invalidate and override state law where it was in conflict with
such collective bargaining agreements. Michigan voters rejected the proposal by a 58-42
percent margin. In the wake of the vote, right-to-work bills were subsequently passed by
the Michigan legislature and signed into law by the Governor, making Michigan the
nation’s 24th right-to-work state. Join us as Dick DeVos — entrepreneur, businessman
and civic leader — examines recent events in his home state and reflects on labor issues
and labor policy nationwide. To learn more and RSVP, please visit

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