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Michigan News
5:24 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Road Funding Discussions Dredge Up 'Right To Work'

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'Right to work' part of discussions on roads package

Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats at the state Capitol over road funding may have resurrected the controversy over Michigan's right-to-work law.

There's a lot of deal-making happening in Lansing as the Legislature enters the final days before its summer recess. The two biggest issues are finishing the state budget, and coming up with more than $1.2) billion new dollars a year for roads - Governor Rick Snyder's top priority before lawmakers leave Lansing.

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Michigan News
4:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Judge Rejects Right To Work Challenge

AFL-CIO attorney Andrew Nickelhoff says the case will continue against Michigan's "Right To Work" law
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       DETROIT  - A judge has rejected a challenge to a key portion of a Michigan law that allows workers to have a job without giving financial support to a union.

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Politics
9:25 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Rallying Against Right to Work Law in Ann Arbor

Michigan's right-to-work law is now in effect, and opponents of the new law, including members from a wide variety of labor organizations, held a rally Thursday night in downtown Ann Arbor.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:23 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Ann Arbor Council Approves AFSCME Contract

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a new four-year deal with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees local 369 just before the state's new right-to-work law takes effect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Washtenaw County Commissioners
8:44 am
Thu March 21, 2013

County Approves Long-Term Contracts Ahead of RTW

Before Michigan's right-to-work law takes effect later this month, the Washtenaw County  Board  of Commissioners has approved new long-term contracts with nearly all of the unions representing county workers.  Similar policy for non-union employees has been set as well.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County Commissioners
9:41 am
Thu February 21, 2013

County Officially Opposes State's Right-to-Work Law

Right to Work Demonstrationers in the Lansing Capitol Building
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Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution opposing the state's right-to-work law.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Politics
8:47 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Commissioners Oppose Michigan's RTW Status

Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners Ways and Means Committee has approved a resolution opposing the state's right-to-work legislation, and calling on the county to enter into early negotiations to extend union security provisions before the RTW law takes effect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Politics
9:24 am
Fri December 7, 2012

County Dems Blast Right to Work Legislation

Washtenaw County Democrats are not happy with the way right-to-work legislation was rushed through the state house Thursday.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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