Paul Kersey is director of labor policy at the Illinois Policy Institute and served as director of labor policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy from September 2007 to May 2012.

Kersey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In 1993, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois.

After practicing law in Livonia, Mich., for several years, Kersey served on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Government Reform and Oversight Committee. He then spent three years at the National Right to Work Committee as director of state legislation. In that role, he analyzed and responded to labor legislation in all 50 states.

Commentary: It's Time to Repeal Prevailing Wage Law

What a Right-to-Work Law Will Mean for Indiana — and Michigan

Do We Really Need a Unionized State Government?

Government Employee Union Contract Database Now Available

How to Defuse PERA’s Ticking Time Bomb

Grand Traverse County Commission Poised to Pass Freedom to Work Resolution

Time to Abolish Project Labor Agreements

Does the NLRB Really Expect Businesses to Ignore Strikes?

Government Unions Protest to Bankrupt Local Governments

Executive Budget Takes on Government Employee Compensation

Public Union Reform Is Where the Money Is

Scheduled Saginaw Prevailing Wage Repeal Vote Quietly Killed

It Shouldn’t Take a Superhero to Fix Public Education

Escape Is Never the Safest Path

PowerPoint Postscript

An Open Letter to Rick Snyder

An Open Letter to Virg Bernero

Oakland County Gives Local Governments Something to Shoot For

Analysis: The Man Who Would Be (Bob) King

More and More a Political Animal

A Law Unto Itself

Whether the standards that the community establishes for police officers be strict or lenient, the setting and enforcement of standards for police conduct is a duty that must be performed by local officials under the scrutiny of citizens themselves.  Oversight of law enforcement is a role that should never be bargained with a union or delegated to arbitration. … more

The Michigan Zombie Child Care Council

Analysis: The UAW could still tear Detroit down

Inside Baseball

Is This the Downsizing Detroit Needs?

Recent Developments in Union Corruption Cases

State Government Employee Unions Prosper in Midst of Recession

The Michigan Zombie Child Care Council

Lansing Proposes, the MEA Disposes

My Book Report on Plunder

Equality of Sacrifice

The Expensive Mystery of “Project Cherrywood”

Paul Kersey Discusses PERA

Detroit’s Schools Are Going Bankrupt, Too

The EFCA Rodeo

Detroit’s Schools Are Going Bankrupt, Too

Right-to-Work States Outpacing Michigan

A First Step

Chrysler’s Bailout Will Backfire