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2011 House Bill 4054: Make Michigan a "right-to-work" state
Introduced by Rep. Marty Knollenberg (R) on January 13, 2011 To authorize the creation of county, city, township, village, or school district “right to work zones,” where, within the boundaries of the community, employers would be prohibited from compelling an employee or prospective employee to join or financially support a union as a condition of employment. The bill was later amended to include the entire state.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on January 13, 2011
Substitute offered by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on December 6, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 6, 2012
Passed 58 to 52 in the House on December 6, 2012 To prohibit employers from enforcing a union contract provision that compels employees to join or financially support a union as a condition of employment. The bill also includes a $1 million appropriation to make it "referendum-proof." All Democrats voted "no" and all Republicans voted "yes" except for Reps. Forlini, Goike, Horn, McBroom, Somerville and Zorn.

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