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Democrats try again to repeal Right to Work law

Democratic lawmakers are trying once again to repeal the state’s so-called “Right to Work” law.

Five years ago, a Republican-led Legislature made Right to Work the law of the state. It prohibits contracts that make union membership a condition of employment.

Democrats say letting people opt out of unions gives them a free ride to the benefits of the union.

Senator Hoon-Yung  Hopgood is a bill sponsor. He says the law takes away the rights of Michigan workers to have strong unions.


“We’re here to say that five years into it, it’s not working. Let’s restore those right for working families and for workers in Michigan.”

   The bills went to Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof’s committee. Meekhof was a bill sponsor of the Right to Work legislation.