We could all use a little good news these days, right? Well buckle up!
COVID-19 and the state’s reaction might be dominating the news, but it’s not all that’s happening in Lansing.
For months, the Michigan Freedom Fund has worked with a large coalition leading the charge against a brazen union shakedown scheme targeting small businesses in Michigan. Governor Whitmer’s department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) had proposed a set of rules that would require small businesses to pay off labor unions, or unionize their workforces, in order to obtain a license to do business in Michigan.
It was something straight out of a bad mobster movie, or a mid-80s episode of the A-Team. It also violated the state’s right-to-work law, and would have killed countless Michigan jobs.
The good news?
Earlier today, LARA submitted their final rule WITHOUT the so-called “labor peace agreement” provision. The union shakedown scheme is dead – at least for now.
Thank you to Senator Aric Nesbitt for leading the charge in the legislature, to the coalition allies we proudly worked with, and to each of you who helped us fight back. As we all know, no bad idea is every truly dead when it comes to government and we’ll remain vigilant to ensure your rights are always protected.
Michigan Freedom Fund
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