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F. Vincent Vernuccio

Senior Fellow

F. Vincent Vernuccio is a senior fellow at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He served as the Mackinac Center's director of labor policy between 2012 and 2017.

Vernuccio is a graduate of the Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Mich. Under President George W. Bush he served as special assistant to the assistant secretary for administration and management in the Department of Labor.

Vernuccio has published articles and op-eds in such newspapers and magazines as The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, The Washington Times, National Review, Forbes and The American Spectator. He has been cited in several books, and he is a frequent contributor on national television and radio shows, such as "Your World" with Neil Cavuto and Varney and Company.

Vernuccio is a sought-after voice on labor panels nationally and in Washington, D.C. and as a regular guest on Fox News channels.

He has advised senators and congressmen on a multitude of labor-related issues. He testified before the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service and Labor Policy.

Vernuccio lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.

True Labor Democracy though Union Validation Elections

Michigan’s Union Members Deserve Democracy

Trump Administration Can Protect Funds Intended for Disabled and Low-Income

Study explains how to stop the union ‘dues skim’ of federal money … more

National Labor Expert: Right-To-Work Just the Beginning for Missouri

Show-Me State poised to become next Wisconsin for labor reform … more

Mackinac Center Director of Labor Policy Selected for Trump Agency Landing Team

Vernuccio will serve on team to coordinate transition at Department of Labor … more

Worker’s Choice: Freeing Unions and Workers From Forced Representation

Event in Lansing discusses new legislation … more

Michigan Lawmaker Introduces Worker’s Choice Bill

Legislation would increase worker rights and free unions from representing those who do not pay dues … more

Uber Disrupts Organized Labor and a Union may get More Dues Paying Members

As Right-to-Work Expands, So Do Union Membership Rolls

Despite a Setback, Right-to-Work is Advancing Across America


Most union members have never had a say in which union represents them in their workplace. This is because once a union is certified, it normally maintains that certification indefinitely. When new employees start on the job, they are simply given a union card and told which union is representing them — they have no voice in the matter.  … more

Majority of States in Country Are Now Right-to-Work

West Virginia Legislature overrides Governor’s veto … more

West Virginia House Vote Could Tip National Scale on Right-to-Work

State poised to become 26th right-to-work state … more

Video Revealing Electoral Success of Legislators Who Support Labor Reforms Released

Mackinac Center video timeline analyzes political outcomes in Midwestern states … more

Mackinac Center Reveals Interactive Webpage Detailing Labor Reforms and Political Outcomes

Five states’ labor reforms analyzed … more

Time to Give Workers a Full Choice

Labor Reform in the States

Weak Membership Growth Shows Need for New Union

Recommendations to Improve the Labor Movement

Bringing Democracy Back to the Workplace

Bringing Democracy Back to the Workplace

UAW Dues Hike Was Unnecessary

UAW Dues Hike was Unnecessary

August Opt-Out's Unexpected Publicity

Show Me the Worker Freedom

Wage Hike Would Hurt Tipped Workers

Obama Drops a Minimum Wage 'Stink Burger' On Michigan

VW and the UAW vs. Workers, Democracy and Free Speech

VW and the UAW vs. Workers, Democracy and Free Speech

Wages Rise in Right-to-Work States

For State Employees, 2014 Means Finally Having the Freedom To Choose

Don’t Buy the Hype, Go Ahead and Shop

The UFOs Have Landed and They Are Here to Represent You

Exemptions, Navigators and New Members

The UFOs Have Landed and They Are Here to Represent You

Right-to-Work on the National Stage

Unionization for the 21st Century

In Defense of Liberty: Unions, Right-to-Work and Majority Rule

The New Face of Big Labor

In Defense of Liberty: Unions, Right-to-Work and Majority Rule

Michigan’s Unionized Workers Need to Know Their Rights

Worker Freedom in Michigan: The Road Ahead

Riches for Unions, but not Their Retirees

Right-to-Work in Michigan and Beyond

Commentary: A Milestone for Michigan — Worker Freedom in the 'Big Labor' State

Worker Freedom in Michigan: The Road Ahead

Election RECAP

Right-to-Work Laws Can Make Unions Stronger

An Inspiration and a Warning from Michigan

Right-to-Work Right for Business

Why Michigan Needs a Right-to-Work Law

$1.6 Billion in Savings Lost Under Prop 2

Emergency Managers: A Distasteful Necessity

‘Protect Our Jobs’ Would Make Union Bosses the Most Powerful People in Michigan