More than just the economy is responsible for declining union membership in Michigan, Labor Policy Director Paul Kersey told The Detroit News.

“This is a result not only of a recession that has hit unionized industries hard, but also of an erosion of confidence that workers in Michigan and throughout the country once had in unions,” Kersey said. “This is reflected in losses in members, in solid support for right-to-work (laws in the polls) and in increasing concern over government employee compensation.”

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