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Heritage: Michigan Workers Rights

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Event:
Heritage: Michigan Workers Rights
Start:
January 14, 2013 11:00 am
End:
January 14, 2013 12:00 pm
Category:
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Organizer:
Heritage Foundation
Updated:
January 4, 2013
Venue:
Heritage Foundation HQ
Address:
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
http://www.heritage.org/events/2013/01/dick-devos.

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