Over the past two years, several Midwest governors have turned their states' 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.
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President, The Windquest Group
Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.