Bill slammed as anti-union quickly passes through Senate committee

Dec 6, 2018

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Lawmakers in Lansing want to make public employee unions vote on their bargaining representatives every two years. 

Senator Arlan Meekhof

A bill that would require it to start in 2022 passed a Senate committee Wednesday. It’s a move that union groups say would cause “chaos.”

Stephanie Glidden is with the Michigan AFL-CIO.

“These votes will merely serve to distract workers from the important jobs that they perform every day. Our members just want to work hard and they do, for their communities, for their families. And this is simply an unnecessary workplace burden,” she says.

Senator Arlan Meekhof is the bill’s sponsor. He says this would just treat unions the same as private companies.