'Right to Work FOR LESS' introduced; only MEA affected

A “Right to Work FOR LESS” bill was introduced in the Senate today—but the proposed legislation only applies school employees represented by unions of more than 50,000 members. In practice, this applies only to MEA.

In a news release, MEA President Steven Cook said, “So-called ‘Right to Work’ efforts—whether they apply only to school employees or to all workers in this state—are the wrong approach to helping Michigan’s economy. This is an incredibly divisive issue that will do nothing to create jobs or help students.”

SB 729 is sponsored by Senate Majority Floor Leader Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive).

MEA members need to speak out loud and clear on SB 729: Right to Work – whether it applies to one group or all workers – will do nothing to create jobs, help our economy or improve public education. Please contact you state Senator today and urge them to oppose SB 729!