Case law shows that unions and other supporters of compulsory unionism will attempt to exploit any flaw in a right-to-work law or amendment. Nevertheless, the case law also indicates that with careful drafting, such laws or amendments can operate as intended.
A right-to-work amendment is likely to be a catalyst for economic improvement in Michigan. But more fundamentally, such an amendment would move Michigan closer to government neutrality in the regulation of labor relations. No doubt some unions would challenge the legality of such an amendment. But reviewing so many previous legal challenges makes it easier to foresee probable lines of attack. The model language provided here should produce an amendment that clearly articulates the will of the people and effectuates it, regardless of subsequent legal challenge.