Senate Opposes Labor Rule for Marijuana Shops

January 27, 2020

The Whitmer administration has proposed new rules to govern Michigan’s emerging adult-use marijuana market. The Michigan Senate pushed back last week by passing a resolution that opposes a proposed agency rule requiring so-called Labor Peace Agreements for licensing approval. 

The Michigan Chamber and other business groups are opposed to the administration’s draft rules because they constitute a degree of state government overreach which has never been implemented for any kind of business license in Michigan. In addition, all signs point to the fact that the rules likely violate federal labor law because forcing a business to enter into any type of an agreement with a labor organization is inconsistent with key provisions of the National Labor Relations Act.

The Michigan Chamber is keeping close tabs on the proposed rule and the rulemaking process. Please contact Wendy Block with any questions at wblock@michamber.com.