Mackinac Center Applauds Michigan Senate Resolution Blocking Forced Unionization
The state has no right to force companies to unionize
Wednesday, January 22, 2020|Font size:
The Mackinac Center for Public Policy praised the Michigan Senate for passing a resolution opposing the forced unionization of marijuana businesses.
The Marijuana Regulatory Agency, a state department, has been pursuing rules that would force any company applying for a marijuana license to enter into a “labor peace agreement.” This would essentially force the employer to accept unionization, whether they want to or not. It applies to growers, processors, transporters, retailers and even event organizers.
“Groups of employees have the right to unionize in Michigan and can do so by a vote of the workers in a business – but the state has no right to force unionization down the throats of companies and workers,” said Jarrett Skorup, director of marketing and communications at the Mackinac Center. “Michigan citizens elect lawmakers to make laws; not unelected bureaucrats imposing their will via fiat.”
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