Court Rejects Democratic Challenge to Labor Laws

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Court of Appeals has sided with House Republicans in a procedural dispute with minority Democrats over when two pieces of labor legislation take effect.
On March 30, an Ingham County judge issued the order aimed at ensuring Republicans follow certain procedures when granting what is called "immediate effect" to bills approved by lawmakers.
That status determines how quickly a new law kicks in once signed by the governor.
The state Court of Appeals froze the decision in April, then issued an order Thursday reversing the lower court's decision.
The appeals court ruling affects Republican-passed measures to ban unionization of graduate student research assistants at public universities, and to ban public schools from deducting union dues from employee paychecks.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2012 at 05:29 PM
    there should be no reason for those deductions from being part of a payroll deduction. It is just forces the schools to be part of a union
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      by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2012 at 08:49 PM in reply to
      How does it make a school be part of a union? I'm so tired of people making statements that are just not the truth but looks good as a statement. And the real article is about making a voice vote to take immediate affect. How do they know with a voice vote if it's 2/3's?
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      by Anonymous on Aug 17, 2012 at 04:50 AM in reply to
      then they shouldn't take out state taxes or F.I.C.A. or anything else.It has NOTHING to do with the schools being part of a union
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        by Anonymous on Aug 19, 2012 at 12:28 AM in reply to
        So are you saying union dues are a tax?
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