Public schools and universities that sign contract extensions aimed at circumventing Michigan’s new right-to-work law risk losing funding, according to The Detroit News.

“If the universities didn’t get anything in return, then this was just a favor to the unions,” Derk Wilcox, senior attorney for the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, told The News.

MCLF filed a lawsuit on behalf of three teachers in Taylor over a 10-year clause that would prevent members of the Taylor Federation of Teachers from exercising their right-to-work freedoms.

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F. Vincent Vernuccio, director of labor policy, also discussed the issue with WDIV-TV4 in Detroit.

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