Freedom Alert: "Labor Peace" or Union Shakedown?

Last December, we told you about Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s attempt to institute a brazen new shakedown scheme, essentially threatening to close small business across the state unless they write checks to Whitmer’s campaign donors.

Under the scheme, known as a “Labor Peace Agreement,” the Governor’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency, located within the Michigan Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) department would refuse to license a business or allow it to hire workers unless those workers join a union or pay off the local union to keep the “peace.”

Now’s your chance to fight back.

The Governor’s LARA department will be holding a public hearing on the scheme on Wednesday, February 12th at 9:30 in the morning. LARA is accepting public comment on the rules, which means you have the opportunity to speak out!
Please email LARA at [email protected] right now, and tell them to stop this "Labor Peace Agreement" shakedown scheme and to stop targeting small businesses!
There’s no need to mince words. The proposed rules would establish a system that both permits and encourages unions to engage in a protection racket — withholding their “blessing” from local shop owners and shutting down their entire business — unless the local shop owner ponies up union dues. In one administrative move, Whitmer is seeking to make the practices of organized crime and state government one.
LARA calls the rules a “labor peace agreement.” Normal people call this scheme a “shakedown” and pure political corruption at its ugliest.

Tony Daunt
Tony Daunt
Executive Director
Michigan Freedom Fund

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