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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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News Release: Federal Court Rubberstamps Obama NLRB Rule to Push More Workers into Union Ranks

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Federal Court Rubberstamps Obama NLRB Rule to Push More Workers into Union Ranks

National Right to Work Foundation fights Labor Board’s decision to promote monopoly unionism in virtually every workplace in America

Washington, DC (March 2, 2012) – Today, a federal judge upheld the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) power to enforce its controversial new rule requiring virtually every employer in the country to post biased information about employee rights online and in the workplace, even if they've never committed a violation or been accused of unfair labor practices.

The judge ruled that, if an employer fails to post the notice, it can be found to have committed an unfair labor practice and that fact can be used as evidence of "anti-union animus" in other cases in which an employer is accused of violating federal labor law.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation in conjunction with the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) filed the lawsuit challenging the notice posting rules with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Patrick Semmens, Legal Information Director of the National Right to Work Foundation, had the following statement in the wake of the judge's ruling:

"It is unfortunate that the court rubberstamped the Obama NLRB's rule, giving union bosses another tool to push workers into forced union dues ranks, and threatening employers if they don’t display biased pro-compulsory unionism propaganda on their property.

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