Snyder Asks Supreme Court for Right to Work Ruling

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the Michigan Supreme Court to rule quickly on the constitutionality of a right-to-work law that takes effect in two months.

The Republican governor said Monday he wants to resolve the uncertainty over the law's impact on state employees because new contract talks will begin this summer.

If the high court grants Snyder's request for an advisory opinion, it could thwart opponents' plans to file lawsuits. Snyder is hoping for a ruling before the court's term ends in July.

He said protracted litigation would be "very divisive" and not serve the interests of "judicial economy."

Unions are considering all legal options to challenge and block the law that prohibits forcing workers to pay union dues or fees as a condition of employment.

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  • by Gwen Young Location: Lansing on Jan 30, 2013 at 03:27 PM
    Can't wait until he is voted out of office. Bye Bye.
  • by Leslie Location: Holt on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:56 PM
    If the Michigan Supreme court had any real courage and could actually do their job competently then they would have rulings for the people and not the their stock options.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:03 AM
    I don't understand his thinking on this. He wouldn't sign a bill that would keep small business in Michigan because he was afraid that it would not be held up by the courts. But he signs this bill and now wants the courts to rule on it. What really is happening is he didn't sign the one bill so that he friends at the casinos get a monopoly and will donate to his campaign. And this law helps his friends also. Big business is in control.
  • by Anonymous Location: Location on Jan 29, 2013 at 09:41 AM
    @Patrick, I didn't know the unions were offering jobs? I always thought people worked for a company, not the union. My bad.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2013 at 09:58 PM
    Just showing you how smart he is in not wasting taxpayer money. He is asking the sumpreme court to give their opinion now instead of wasting time of the courts.
  • by Patrick on Jan 28, 2013 at 03:42 PM
    If you want a union job with union benefits, union protection and union wages, then you should pay union dues.
  • by Matt Location: Parma on Jan 28, 2013 at 03:18 PM
    My feelings about Snyder... Gotta keep it clean... Guess I'll keep my mouth shut!!!! We the people voted on this, we said NO!!!
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