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Showing posts with label Michigan Freedom to Work. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michigan Freedom to Work. Show all posts

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gary Glenn Discusses Michigan's Right-to-Work Law on the Mike Huckabee Show

Gary Glenn with son, Hunter, and Governor Mike Huckabee
Click here to listen to Gov. Mike Huckabee's December 13th interview with Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, regarding Michigan's historic new Right to Work law.

The law prohibits compulsory union dues, protecting Christian and other employees from being forced -- under threat of being fired -- to contribute money to union officials who promote abortion on demand, so-called homosexual "marriage," and other causes that the individual employee opposes as a matter of religious conviction or conscience.

Gary was a founding member of the Michigan Freedom to Work Coalition that in June 2011 announced its push for passage of this new civil rights law prohibiting job discrimination on the basis of union affiliation or support.  From 1980-86, Gary was executive director of the Idaho Freedom to Work Committee and led that state's successful drive to enact the same law.

Union officials are expected to put an initiative on Michigan's November 2014 election ballot to try to repeal the new law and restore their ability to discriminate against and fire individuals who as a matter of conviction and conscience refuse to support Big Labor's partisan political agenda.  

Friday, July 1, 2011

Independence Day Weekend: Michigan Coalition Seeks Freedom to Work

Terry Bowman, Ypsilanti, a United Auto Workers Local 898 member, was among union members and others who announced formation of the Michigan Freedom to Work coalition during a noon news conference at the state Capitol in Lansing. Coalition members also held news conferences in Escanaba, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Flint, during which they unveiled the group’s new website – -- constructed by coalition volunteers.

“As we prepare to celebrate our country’s freedom, we’re announcing a new coalition of Americans fighting for freedom here in Michigan, the freedom to hold a job whether we belong or give money to a union or not,” Bowman said. “The Michigan Freedom to Work coalition believes all employees should be free to join and financially support a labor union. We believe employees should be equally free not to join or financially support a union, without fear of discrimination or penalty either way.”