Legislature working to pass bill that would cut funding to counties that try to avoid Right to Work

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) - A new bill is making its way through Lansing that would cut funding to counties who have passed new union contracts.

A Republican-led House panel has cleared a bill that would limit state funding for counties whose unions have passed new contracts since December.

Unions across the state have been hustling to approve new contracts before Right To Work legislation takes effect on March 28. That law prevents unions from forcing worker to pay union fees.

A similar bill was passed in a House committee last week that would cut funding to school by 15 percent if their unions passed new contracts during the same period.

Republicans assure they are just preventing unions from circumventing Right To Work legislation; however, Democrats say all of the negotiations for new contracts are fair and legal.

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