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Right to work repeal could land on Whitmer's desk this week


Repealing right to work is one of the top priorities of the Legislature’s new Democratic majorities. The legislation would reverse the law adopted by Republicans in 2012 in a very swift and contentious session.

Governor Whitmer says she’s anxious to sign the repeal.

“I have made a promise to restore workers’ rights in Michigan. I have fought against the creation of this barrier in the first place."

The right-to-work repeal includes an appropriation, which under the Michigan Constitution would ensure it can’t be challenged by a voter referendum drive. The right-to-work law included an appropriation clause with similar immunity.