Labor Policy Director F. Vincent Vernuccio was cited by MLive.com and WJRT TV-12 about the economic benefits of Michigan becoming a right-to-work state.

“Right-to-work is usually one part of a larger package that signals the state is open for business,” Vernuccio told MLive. “They’re favoring job creators and workers above the special interests.”

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Vernuccio told WJRT that having a neighbor — Indiana — as a right-to-work state puts pressure on Michigan to compete for jobs.

“You look at other right-to-work states, look at their population growth, job growth, all of that will come to Michigan if they pass a right-to-work law and hang out a big sign to business saying ‘we’re open.’”

Indiana, which extended right-to-work protections to employees earlier this year, has added 43,300 jobs in 2012, while Michigan has lost 7,300 jobs.

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