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December 10, 2012

Marick Masters comments about right-to-work law in Wall Street Journal article


The Michigan legislature's rapid initial passage on Thursday of right-to-work legislation could set the stage for battles in other states over union power in the workplace. In 2012, 22 states considered bills on right-to-work, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Of those, only Indiana passed the legislation, becoming the 23rd right-to-work state. Michigan, however, could prove to be "a tremendous blow" to organized labor, said Marick Masters, a professor of business at Wayne State University. "The forces behind right-to-work are nationally organized and there are benefactors across the country that are going to finance these efforts in multiple states," he said.


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