Heartbreaker for workers’ rights in Michigan.
Governor Gretchen Whitmer confirmed Monday that she plans to sign a repeal of Michigan’s right-to-work law.
Even worse is the policy will be difficult to ever repeal. As a gimmick, the Majority House Democrats added an appropriation of $1 million to the repeal legislation making the policy referendum-proof. The state Constitution bars referendum campaigns against laws that include financial expenditures.
Now it will require a constitutional amendment to change the mandatory union rule.
What was sinister about this legislation is that Dems portrayed the law as protecting a worker’s right to join a union. That right already exists. The law does just the opposite: it forces Michigan workers to join a union. Are Whitman and her big labor bosses intentionally trying to drive workers and businesses out of the state?