A little over ten years ago, “Right to Work” was signed into law in Michigan, even as thousands of union members protested at the Capitol.
This week, however, is the beginning of a new era for Michigan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed the bills to repeal “Right to Work.”
After a decade of “Right to Work” laws in Michigan that suppressed income and eroded job quality, the passage of House Bills 4004 and 4005 and Senate Bills 5 and 34 get Michigan one step closer to restoring workers’ rights. For too long we have seen anti-union legislation being introduced and passed in our State Legislature. That time has finally come to an end.
This is a very proud week for labor, the UAW, and our entire membership