“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.”
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.