The Union Takeover of Michigan?
Mackinac Center Policy Forum - Traverse City
Michigan’s new governing majority brought dramatic changes to our state’s policy landscape during the first half of 2023, and no interest group benefited more than organized labor. The repeal of Michigan’s decade-old right-to-work law grabbed international attention, but other new laws and pending legislation will have far-reaching impacts.
We invite you to join us for lunch and gain insights from labor experts Steve Delie and Shane Hernandez as they discuss the Legislature's actions and how these changes will impact your constitutional rights, livelihood, children's education, family finances, and overall quality of life.
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Lunch: 11:30 a.m.
Program 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College
715 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
Steve Delie, is the director of labor policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. In this role, he is in charge of researching, developing and promoting labor reforms through studies, commentary, speaking, media relations and legislative testimony. Steve also serves as a policy advisor for Workers for Opportunity and My Pay My Say.
Additionally, Steve leads the Center's government transparency efforts as the transparency and open government director.
Shane Hernandez is the President of Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan (ABC). Shane previously worked both in private business and public office. He holds a master’s degree in architecture from Lawrence Technological University and worked for SyDesign Architects for 12 years. Following his time at SyDesign, Shane was elected to two terms in the Michigan House of Representatives and was the House Appropriations Chair from 2019-2020. He also served as the Director of Strategy for Speaker Jason Wentworth, Director of Caucus Services and Director of Policy for the House Republicans.