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Michigan Adopts the ALEC Model for Diminishing Democracy

Published on December 16, 2012 by in Home

  John Nichols The Nation Michigan legislators did not write the so-called “right to work” legislation that they have enacted in a mad rush of anti-democratic excess. They simply did as they were told. The ideas, the outlines and the words themselves came from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the right-wing “bill mill” that produces “model legislation”

 
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Canada should not adopt U.S.-style anti-union laws

Published on December 11, 2012 by in Home

  by Andrew Jackson Broadbent Institute  President Barack Obama had it right Monday when he told the people of Michigan that so-called right-to-work legislation is about politics, not jobs. Such legislation, now in place in 23 U.S. states, undermines union finances by giving members the right to withhold dues, even though they continue to enjoy

 
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