Michigan Dems Set To Repeal Right-To-Work, Weaponize Union Dues In Elections

  • Michigan Democrats are voting on a legislative package to repeal the state’s right-to-work law and provide unions special privileges enabling them to bankroll political campaigns with subsidized union dues.
  • The proposed legislation would repeal right-to-work for private sector workers, enable unions to spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns and make union dues eligible for a 100% refundable tax credit.
  • Public sector workers will continue to live under right to work because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
  • Opponents believe the bills will worsen the state’s economy and prevent rank-and-file workers from holding union officials accountable, while also giving Democrats a significant funding boost in future elections.

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