Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said today that a bill will be introduced that would make Michigan the nation's 24th right-to-work state.
"When it arrives on my desk, I plan on signing it," he said.
In a press conference with the House and Senate Majority leaders and three union members, the Governor suggested that a bill would be introduced today.
Under the legislation, employees would only pay union representation fees (also called "agency fees") if they chose to do so. Federal law prohibits workers from being required to be union members and pay union dues as a condition of employment. However, unless a state has a right-to-work law, employees in companies where a union already exists are forced to pay union fees if they don't pay the dues. Typically, the fees are nearly as costly as the dues.