Chart: Michigan's "Right to Work" law contains verbatim language from ALEC model bill


Michigan Governor Rick Snyder actually said that union busting is “pro-workers! It’s a good thing! This is a positive thing for unions!”

The “Right-to-work” (aka right to work for less) measure passed in the Michigan Legislature today, and Snyder will sign it as early as tomorrow. This means that unions cannot require members to pay dues as a condition of employment. And it also means more massive protests and rallies in the months to come, not to mention the pursuit of possible legal remedies and initiatives.

The Center for Media and Democracy's Executive Director and friend of the blog, Lisa Graves, reported that the so-called "Right to Work" Act is political revenge because  unions had the nerve to support Democrats. That's true they did, but not nearly as much as big corporations supported Republicans:

And the Center for Media and Democracy's Brendan Fischer posted that the petty, vindictive RTW Act also happens to contain verbatim language from an ALEC model. Yep, twin bills. Read it and weep:

The legislation is straight out of the Koch-funded ALEC playbook. Compare the language in HB 4003 and HB 4054 with the ALEC "model" Right to Work Act: