The author would like to acknowledge the following people for their assistance:

  • Peter C. Jensen, attorney at law

  • Gary D. Paterson, attorney, Masud Labor Law Group

  • Patrick Wright, senior legal analyst, Mackinac Center

  • Michael Van Beek, director of research, Mackinac Center

  • Ilia Anderson, graphics intern, Mackinac Center

Although these individuals helped significantly with this study, any errors in the report are the responsibility of the author alone.