On March 28, 2013, Michigan became the 24th right-to-work state in the nation. With the expiration of the contracts for the “Big Three” automakers, most UAW workers in Michigan can now enjoy the same freedom as those workers in other states and industries that can choose whether to financially support a union in their workplace.

Union workers interested in information about their rights and how to exercise them can visit www.UAWOptOut.com. 

Collective bargaining is almost exactly the same in right-to-work states as non-right-to-work states. Unions still bargain over wages, hours and working conditions. The only difference in collective bargaining is that in a right-to-work state a worker cannot be fired for refusing to financially support a union.

The website is dedicated to answering questions about Michigan’s right-to-work law and providing information for UAW workers. Employees can learn about right-to-work, read testimonials from fellow employees, and fill out a form to send to their union to opt out of the UAW.