Issues & Ideas Luncheon, June 2002

Listen to Expert Speakers Over Lunch

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is pleased to host monthly Issues & Ideas Luncheons in Lansing. These luncheons, which feature experts on a diverse array of subjects, offer a forum that enhances and broadens the policy debate to include theoretical and philosophical ideals-and suggestions for achieving them.

Legislative staff, policy specialists, and other interested friends are cordially invited to our


"The Effect of Right-to-Work Laws on
Economic Development"


William T. Wilson, Ph.D.
Adjunct Scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy
(Formerly Vice President and Chief Economist for
Comerica Bank, Detroit)


Thursday, June 13, 2002


12:00 - 1:15 p.m.


The Mackinac Room, 5th Floor
House Office Building
124 North Capitol, Lansing


Lunch is provided at no charge,
with reservation.

For years union officials in Michigan have argued that mandatory membership in unionized workplaces is essential to strong unions, and that the "right to work" is in effect the "right to starve." But economic data collected over the last 30 years show that right-to-work states have outperformed Michigan in job creation, employment, and even income distribution. If Michigan were to become a right-to-work state, Wilson contends, it would be a good deal for Michigan workers.

On June 13, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy will host Mackinac Center scholar and former Comerica Bank economist Dr. William Wilson as he discusses how right-to-work laws operate and their impact on economic activity.

The luncheon begins promptly at 12:00 noon. Please make reservations for yourself and any guests by noon on June 11, 2002, by calling the Mackinac Center at (989) 631-0900 or send your e-mail to:


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