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Rick Haglund: ‘If conditions were ever perfect for (right to work), they are right now’ – legislator

By Rick Haglund
on November 18, 2012

There’s much speculation that lawmakers will soon take up right-to-work legislation after voters rejected a ballot proposal that would have locked collective bargaining rights in the state constitution.

Former Kalamazoo area state Rep. Jack Hoogendyk, who is pushing to make Michigan a right-to-work state, says now is the time.

Right-to-work laws prohibit companies from negotiating contracts with unions that require the payment of union dues.

“If conditions were ever perfect for this to happen, they are right now,” Hoogendyk, who represents an organization called Michigan Freedom to Work, said in a news release last week.

Or are they?

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