Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-controlled Legislature's top two leaders say they will push for passage of right-to-work legislation in the next few days.
Snyder says during a news conference in Lansing with House Speaker Jase Bolger and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville that bills will be introduced Thursday.
Snyder says it's about freedom for workers and is not meant to harm unions or collective bargaining.
He said it wasn't on his agenda previously because there were more pressing issues to deal with, but he says now is the time to move.
The legislation will cover both private and public sector workers, although an exception will be granted for police and firefighters.