Employment & Labor Law

Freedom to Work Bills Pass State House & Michigan Senate; Legislative Action to Continue Next Week

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 - After a day full of angry protests by union members and liberal activists that included eight arrests and hours of debate, the State House and Michigan Senate last evening both passed bills (Senate Bill 116 and House Bill 4003) to advance Freedom to Work legislation.

Michigan Chamber Strongly Agrees with Gov. Snyder's Call for Action on Freedom to Work Legislation

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following response to the news conference held earlier today by Gov. Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, Speaker of the House Jase Bolger and several Michigan workers calling for action on Freedom to Work legislation:

Michigan Chamber Announces Support for Passage of Freedom to Work Legislation

Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce announced today its support for passage of “freedom to work” legislation that would prohibit employees in Michigan from being forced to join a union or provide financial support to a union as a condition of employment. Currently, Michigan employees can be forced toparticipate in a union and are required to contribute financially or face termination.

Michigan Chamber Voices Opposition to National Labor Relations Board Rule

The Michigan Chamber recently voiced its opposition to a proposed rule from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to force nearly every business in America to post a biased notice to their employees of their rights to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  The Chamber’s comments can be viewed here.