OTHER VOICES: Right to work is wrong for Michigan
- By Doug Buckler, Crain's Detroit Business
Businesses in a free marketplace are allowed to compete and negotiate contracts and work terms. So should workers.
In contrast, “right-to-work” advocates seek to weaken labor, not just in unionized segments, but also across the broader range of occupations and professions in a modern economy. Lower wages, less worker contribution to advanced training programs, less-stringent job site safety, and fewer families with secure health care mean compromised state and local tax bases, and greater strains on public services and education.