Long labor contracts draw ire of Michigan Republicans - WSMV Channel 4

Long labor contracts draw ire of Michigan Republicans

Posted: Updated:
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

Public universities and schools districts that consider signing unusually long contracts before Michigan's right-to-work law goes into effect may have to think twice.

Some Republican lawmakers with the power of the purse are threatening to limit their state aid and call them into the Capitol for an explanation.

The way the law works, unionized workers can no longer be forced to pay union dues or fees after the expiration of any collective bargaining agreement in place on March 28. Until then, employers and unions can negotiate contract extensions to delay the impact of right to work.

But an eight-year contract nearing approval at Wayne State University and one at a suburban Detroit schools district are flash points in the Legislature.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
WSMV
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WSMV; Nashville, TN. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.