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  • **FILE** In this photo from Feb. 11, 2010, Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm speaks at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (Associated Press)

    Right-to-work drive gains steam in Michigan

    With a new GOP-controlled state Legislature and a Republican governor in place in Lansing, a move is afoot to make Michigan the 23rd state in the nation to adopt legislation that would prohibit unions and employers from regulating collection of union dues or requiring employees to join a union if their workplace is organized.

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  • But Rep. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, said it would discourage economic growth in Michigan because business owners won't invest in a state where wages go up frequently.

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  • "But I will not put it up until I know that all the 'I's are dotted and 'T's are crossed, primarily from a standpoint of support — both here in the House, and in the Senate and the governor's office."

    Michigan eyes right-to-work measure →

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