RIGHT-TO-WORK; ELIMINATE                                                                  S.B. 34 (S-1):

                                                                                                    SUMMARY OF BILL

                                                                                     REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE







Senate Bill 34 (Substitute S-1 as reported)

Sponsor:  Senator Darrin Camilleri

Committee:  Labor




The bill would amend the labor mediation Act to do the following:


 --    Delete a provision prohibiting an individual from being required to refrain from, join, or pay any dues or fees to, a labor organization, as a condition of obtaining or continuing employment.

 --    Allow an employer and a labor organization to enter into a collective bargaining agreement that required all employees in the bargaining unit to share fairly in the financial support of the labor organization.

 --    Appropriate $1.0 million to LEO for FY 2023-2024 for the bill's implementation.


The bill would take effect 90 days after its enactment.


MCL 423.1 et al.                                                                                                      




Public Act 348 of 2012 prohibited mandatory union fees for private employees, a prohibition commonly known as "right-to-work". Some people believe that "right-to-work" laws make it harder for unions to collectively bargain and lead to lower wages and poorer benefits for employees on average. Accordingly, it has been suggested that Michigan's "right-to-work" laws be eliminated.


                                                                         Legislative Analyst:  Tyler P. VanHuyse




The bill would result in the elimination of civil fines of $500 for violations of statutory provisions that the bill would eliminate. Any fine revenue was previously deposited in the State's General Fund/General Purpose (GF/GP) account for State use. Elimination of the fines would result in a loss in revenue to the State's GF/GP account, the amount of which is indeterminate. Any loss in revenue would depend on the number of violations that would have been levied under current law.


Date Completed:  3-14-23                                              Fiscal Analyst:  Joe Carrasco, Jr.




This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.