Friday, August 16, 2013

Republicans in Michigan and nationwide are celebrating yesterday's huge Right to Work victory in the courts

And a particularly huge win for Republican Gov. Rick Snyder

The National Right to Work committee issued this statement:
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, issued 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."
Additionally from MLive.com:
"Today the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled the Freedom to Work law constitutional -- a great opportunity for the hardworking women and men of Michigan," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a release. 
"As the law is written, public sector employees will receive the same freedoms and choices as private sector employees. Everyone will be treated equally."

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