Preserving Right-to-Work in Michigan
Just over 10 years ago we came together to protect the rights, interests, and integrity of all Michigan workers, unions, and our state’s economy by advocating to make Michigan a right-to-work state. Since then, we’ve made significant progress for our state’s economy. As a result, wages have increased and Michigan has created significantly more jobs. Now we need to come together again to maintain that protection and make sure our lawmakers don’t repeal the progress we’ve made for our state as a whole.
In the News
The Detroit News: Legislature ignoring will of people with right to work
The Detroit News: Repealing right to work means ‘closed for business’
The Detroit News: Michigan can’t risk losing successful right-to-work legislation
DBusiness: Small businesses don’t support repealing
National speakers presenting at our 2022 biennial conference shared their thoughts on right-to-work:
Michigan’s former Right-to-work law has always been about jobs. And at Southwest Michigan First, we believe the greatest force for change is a job. With
Michigan employers continue to face a severe labor shortage, slowing down business growth. Unfortunately, these challenges are compounded by a declining state population and the
The West Michigan Policy Forum today thanked state business coalition members for taking a brave stand against repealing the state’s landmark right-to-work law. WMPF Policy
In Michigan right to work has been a cornerstone of a plan to make it a top 10 state for business. A repeal of the
Although right-to-work continues to be strongly supported by a majority of Michigan residents, the state House recently approved bills to repeal our state’s RTW law.
Ford Motor Company recently made headlines for selecting Marshall, Michigan, in the southwestern part of our state for a $2.5B electric-vehicle battery plant. We applaud