Right-to-work catching on
Like a bolt from the blue, the Michigan Legislature in its current lame duck session recently passed legislation making the Wolverine State the 24th right-to-work state. Michigan, the birthplace of the United Auto Workers, has now joined Indiana as the first states in the Rust Belt to embrace right-to-work. Both passed their laws this year. The other 22 members of the club are in the South and Mountain West, so the spread of Right to work to the heart of the Upper Midwest is huge news indeed on the labor front.