Tag Archives: Right-To-Work

Missouri Repeals Prevailing Wage Law in Government Contracting

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has signed into law legislation generally forbidding public entities from requiring union wage rates be paid on public construction projects. The legislation, signed into law on May 30, 2017, and set to become effective August 28, 2017, prohibits the “prevailing wage” (a wage rate calculated from wage and benefit scales set … Continue Reading

Federal Court Paves Way for Local ‘Right to Work’ Laws

Local governments may enact “right to work” laws, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati, has held. United Auto Workers v. Hardin County, No. 16-5246 (Nov. 18, 2016). The Court ruled that such a law is not preempted by the National Labor Relations Act. This is the first federal appellate court … Continue Reading

Virginia Voters to Decide on Right-to-Work Constitutional Amendment

Virginia voters will have the opportunity this fall to strengthen the state’s right-to-work laws by adding a constitutional amendment prohibiting mandatory union membership as a condition of employment in the Commonwealth. The amendment would buttress the state’s current right-to-work statute. On February 24, 2016, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) approved legislation placing a referendum before voters … Continue Reading

Michigan Adopts Right-to-Work Law

Despite angry protests at the state capitol, Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder signed a right-to-work statute into law on December 11. Michigan joins 23 other states in exercising the 65-year-old option under the Taft-Hartley amendments to the National Labor Relations Act to prohibit “union security” clauses (in general, clauses that require employees to pay dues to … Continue Reading
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