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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.

    Restaurant, retail organizations oppose wage hike →

  • Among those betting on the governor's ultimate support is Mr. Shirkey, who said Mr. Snyder, a successful entrepreneur before taking office, has done "some unbelievably courageous and gutsy things" since his election a year ago and is not afraid of going against the grain.

    Right-to-work drive gains steam in Michigan →

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