Freedom to Work and Michigan’s Future

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Courtesy of The Michigan Republican Party

Michigan is the comeback state, and now we’re on the verge of taking one more step in our reinvention — becoming the nation’s 24th right-to-work state.

I’m excited about our new “Freedom to Work” law because it gives our workers the choice of whether or not to join a union. They won’t be forced to pay union dues if they don’t want to, and if they want to pay dues voluntarily, they have the freedom to do that, as well.

Freedom to Work means something else, too. It means workplace fairness and equality, and it makes Michigan even more competitive with our neighbors. It means businesses will be more interested in locating here. And it means workers have one more reason to live here.

Over the last two years, we’ve made some great progress. We balanced our budget two years in a row, added 140,000 jobs, and are forecast to add 110,000 jobs over the next two years. Our GDP growth is sixth-best in the nation, while our income growth is eighth-best. Home sales are up, and we now have the twelfth-friendliest tax system in America.

That’s great news, but we can do better. With Freedom to Work, we have a chance to make our state even more competitive, And that’s why I’m looking forward to signing it into law.

We have a message for job creators and workers: Michigan is open for business, and we want you to live, work, and do business right here in the Great Lakes state.

I hope you join me in supporting Freedom to Work, and I ask that you share the facts about this important law with your family, friends and neighbors. This law is all about freedom to choose, and it’s just one more way we’re reinventing Michigan together.


All the Best,


Rick Snyder

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