Court Rejects Michigan Governor's Right-to-Work Request

The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected Gov. Rick Snyder’s request for an advisory opinion on whether thestate’s 3-month-old right-to-work law is constitutional.
July 8, 2013

The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected Gov. Rick Snyder’s request for an advisory opinion on whether thestate’s 3-month-old right-to-work law is constitutional.

 
“We are not persuaded that granting the request would be an appropriate exercise of the Court’s discretion,” a unanimous court said Friday.
 
The right-to-work law, approved hastily by the Legislature’s Republican majority during the December lame-duck session, makes it illegal to require union dues payment as a condition of employment.
 
Friday’s Supreme Court ruling leaves the new law open to court challenge. Three cases are pending in state and federal courts.
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