Court Ruling Impacts Civil Service Employees

The Center’s labor policy expert does not think a recent Michigan Supreme Court decision not to issue an advisory opinion on the state’s new right-to-work law reflects poorly on the law, but it does have a negative impact on civil service employees, according to The Detroit News.

“While it is not unusual, the decision marks a delay for state civil service employees knowing whether they will have the same rights as most other Michigan public and private employees to choose to pay their union or not and still keep their jobs,” Labor Policy Director F. Vincent Vernuccio told The News.

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“The questions presented on Michigan’s right-to-work law will need to make its way through the normal appellate process but ultimately the Supreme Court should decide in favor of worker freedom for civil service employees.”

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