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MI House convenes, seeks to repeal "right to work" law

Michigan House of Representatives
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Michigan House of Representatives

Michigan Democrats are going after the state’s “right to work” law in one of their first bills of the legislative session

The law bans union shops from requiring workers to pay full dues and had been a major Republican victory when it passed in 2012.

Now that Democrats control the House and Senate, they’re seizing the chance to cover many of their priorities.

House Speaker Joe Tate:

“Supporting working families, making sure that we’re growing our economy, ensuring that the areas that we have, they’re safe and strong communities and ensuring that the state is supportive.”

Other early bills Democrats introduced include an expansion of civil rights protections and repeals of the state’s pension tax and defunct 1931 abortion ban.

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