Report: Unions may be able to undo Michigan's right-to-work law

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder expected to sign bills into law

Published On: Dec 11 2012 02:53:10 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 11 2012 03:24:59 PM EST
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Legislation that will limit the power of unions in Michigan has been given final approval by the House and Senate.

It is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Slideshow: View from the Senate floor

Union leaders say they will be able to undo the legislation by statutory initiative.

According to the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, opponents of the law would have to file petitions with signatures of registered voters equal to eight percent of the total votes cast in the last gubernatorial election. The legislature would then either enact or reject the petition. If approved it would be placed on the ballot for the general election ballot in 2014.

Existing contracts are dues collected through them would exempt from the new law until those contracts expire.

IMAGES: Protestors surge in Lansing

Published On: Dec 11 2012 11:03:18 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 11 2012 04:15:31 PM EST
Aerial view of protestors at Capital building in Lansing

Thousands are at Michigan's Capitol to voice their opinion on right-to-work bills in the state.

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