Labor unions file federal suit challenging Michigan's right-to-work legislation
from the Detroit Free Press:
A group of labor unions filed suit in federal court Monday, challenging one of the state’s newly passed right-to-work laws.
The Michigan AFL-CIO and the Building and Trades Council say the law that affects private sector employees is a violation of the U.S. Constitution because those unions are covered by federal, not state law.
“In their haste to enact right to work, the Legislature overreached,” said Andrew Nickelhoff, general counsel for the Michigan AFL-CIO. “This only deals with the act that affect private sector employees because they’re covered under federal labor law.”
The lawsuit names the Michigan Employment Relations Commission, Steve Arwood, the director of the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Attorney General Bill Schuette and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy as defendants. .............(more)