As our own TRS columnist and Michigan resident Jen Kuznicki pointed out yesterday, Right to Work legislation in Michigan only gives an employee a choice as to whether they want to join a union or not, something they didn’t have before. It doesn’t touch collective bargaining either in the public or private sector unions:
Right to Work legislation in Michigan doesn’t touch collective bargaining for private or public unions. Right to work legislation in Michigan doesn’t include firemen or police in any legislative bill. Right to work legislation in Michigan only makes it a personal decision by an employee to join or not join a union, and makes it unlawful for an employer to fire an employee for not joining or joining a union.
But today in Michigan our pathological-lying president demonized the Right to Work legislation as not being about economics, but rather politics, telling residents that it would also take away their collective bargaining rights leaving them with less pay:
(via Free Beacon)