Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that he would pursue right-to-work legislation for public and private employees in the state, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The law would include an exemption for firefighters and police officers, but it would apply to 17.5 percent of Michigan's workforce, according to the Detroit News.
The legislation has generated several comments on local Patch sites including Wyandotte.
"Not sure why you would ever think being a Right To Work state is a good idea...unless you like getting paid less for the work you do," Jerry Barton said. "The only ones that benefit from Right To Work legislation are the employers."
Another commenter, Just Sayin', disagreed: "I think right to work is ok, if you dont want to join why should you be forced to pay for it."
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