Michigan Governor Signs Landmark”Right to Work” Bill into LawDecember 13th, 2012 | Category: Industry News
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a bill into law that prohibits individuals from being required to engage in or refrain from certain activities, such as joining or paying dues to a labor organization, as a condition of public employment.
In addition, the law provides for a $500 maximum civil fine for a violation of the law, except as provided for police and fire department employees and state police troopers and sergeants.
The law also prohibits state residents from forcing or attempting to force a public employee to engage in or refrain from certain activities, such as joining or paying dues to a labor organization.
Further, the bill deleted previous provisions under which all public employees in a bargaining unit may have been required to pay a bargaining representative a service fee equivalent to dues.
The legislation will go into effect next year.
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by Penny Stacey