Right To Work One Year Later: What's The Impact?

December 12, 2013

It’s been a year since Michigan lawmakers outlawed mandatory membership in a union as a condition of employment. Supporters of the Right to Work law say it has increased freedom for workers who don’t want to be forced to pay union dues. Critics say the law hasn’t delivered on its promise of more jobs and new businesses flocking to Michigan. Charles Ballard is an economist at Michigan State University. WDET's Pat Batcheller asked him how the law has affected Michigan's economy so far. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.