Freedom to Work in Michigan and the NLRB's Pro-Union Agenda

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Calvin College, Grand Rapids

Michigan becomes a Freedom to Work state this spring. Not only does this law provide workers more freedom in their careers, but the statutory move is expected to enhance business growth in our state. In this presentation, you will learn how the law operates, what its impact will be with regard to union organizing and union relationships with employers, and how Michigan employers should react to the change in the law.

But just as Michigan has improved the business climate for employers, our federal government is hard at work making things more difficult. You will also learn about the recent decisions of the NLRB, the significant negative impact those decisions can have on your business, and how your company can best protect itself. By the end of the presentation, you will leave with an understanding of where the NLRB is aiming next.

Don't miss this opportunity to get all your questions answered concerning both Michigan's new Freedom to Work law and the federal NLRB's pro-union agenda.

  • How the Freedom to Work law operates
  • What Freedom to Work means to union and non-union businesses
  • How your company should make use of Freedom to Work legislation
  • What recent changes the NLRB has made in labor law
  • What upcoming changes are expected from the NLRB
  • How your business can protect its interests in a pro-union environment
Kraig Schutter is a shareholder in the Masud Labor Law Group in Saginaw. He earned his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School with a focus on labor and employment law and also holds a Master of the Laws degree in Labor Law from Wayne State University. Kraig has authored numerous articles for various publications relating to labor and employment law and serves on various boards and as a featured speaker and trainer for a variety of employer organizations.