Recent Wayne State University law graduate William J. Maze is the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s new labor policy research assistant.

Maze is working with Director of Labor Policy Robert J. Hunter to help Michigan workers and employers better understand their legal rights and responsibilities.

Maze’s projects include helping union members exercise their civil rights, analyzing the economic impact of labor laws, and educating workers and the public about labor representation in a free market.

Maze is a member of the state bar of Michigan. He received his Juris Doctor from Wayne State in 1996, where he was editor in chief of the school’s law newsletter, The Advocate. In 1995, he was an intern at the National Labor Relations Board, Region 7 (Detroit). He earned a bachelor of arts degree from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1992.

Hunter, a former NLRB member, said, "William has precisely the skills we need to help the Mackinac Center advance a free market in Michigan labor representation. His NLRB experience and desire to help people exercise their rights make him a great addition to the team."