Activist Files Suit Over Right-to-Work Legislation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A union activist and Highland Park school board member has filed a lawsuit against right-to-work legislation awaiting final passage by the Michigan Legislature.

Robert Davis said he filed a lawsuit in Ingham County Circuit Court alleging violations of the Open Meetings Act after the Michigan State Police barred the doors to the Capitol on Thursday.

Ari Adler, a spokesman for Republican House Speaker Jase Bolger, confirmed the House clerk received the lawsuit Friday. Adler says the lawsuit is "baseless and frivolous" and "more about receiving attention than getting justice."

Davis says a hearing is scheduled for Thursday, but he'll request an earlier date.

The Legislature returns Tuesday.

Right-to-work legislation makes it illegal to require financial support of a union as a condition of employment. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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