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Michigan Appeals Court Upholds Right to Work Law: "A Win for Worker Freedom"

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Michigan Appeals Court Upholds Right to Work Law: "A Win for Worker Freedom"

Roughly 33,000 Michigan state employees will soon have free choice regarding union membership and dues payment

Lansing, MI (August 16, 2013) – Yesterday, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the state's recently-enacted Right to Work law as constitutional and ruled that it will apply to the state’s roughly 33,000 state civil service workers.

Mark Mix, President of National Right to Work, issue the following statement in the wake of the ruling:

"Michigan's new Right to Work law is a win for worker freedom, and the constitutionality of state Right to Work laws has long been a settled question.

"Regardless, Michigan government union bosses wasted taxpayer dollars and workers' dues money tilting at windmills in hopes of rolling back any check on their forced dues powers.

"We're happy the court rejected their frivolous arguments and ensured that tens of thousands of Michigan's civil servants will continue to have the choice to labor free from union coercion."

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New Michigan Right to Work Laws Take Effect Today

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New Michigan Right to Work Laws Take Effect Today

National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation offers free legal aid to workers seeking to exercise their rights under Michigan's Right to Work protections

Springfield, VA (March 28, 2013) – In response to Michigan's Right to Work laws taking effect today, Mark Mix, President of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement:

"No worker should ever be forced to join or pay dues to a union as a condition of their employment. That is why Michigan's new Right to Work laws are great advances for worker freedom. Today, workers in Michigan finally have Right to Work protections.

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Indiana Workers Ask to File Amicus Brief Defending Hoosier Right to Work Law

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Indiana Workers Ask to File Amicus Brief Defending Hoosier Right to Work Law

Union lawyers seek to shut workers out of the proceedings

Hammond, IN (April 2, 2012) – Today, a group of Indiana workers from across the state filed a motion for leave to file an amicus brief in federal court in support of their newly-enacted Right to Work freedoms.

With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, the four workers – David Bercot, a certified wastewater operator for ITR Concession Company which services Indiana toll road rest stops in the Fort Wayne-area; Joel Tibbetts, a Minteq International assistant manager in Valparaiso; Douglas Richards, an employee with Goshen-based Cequent Towing Products; and Larry Getts, a Dana Holding Corporation tube press technician in Albion – all joined in the brief defending the law against a union-boss challenge.

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150 headquartered in suburban Chicago, Illinois filed the federal lawsuit in late February challenging the law and requesting an injunction against its implementation.

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