Thank you, Quazi!
A lot of the Michigan people did not want the Michigan constitution admened but still suported the unions.
The official ballot text read as follows:
A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION REGARDING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
This proposal would:
Grant public and private employees the constitutional right to organize and bargain collectively through labor unions.
Invalidate existing or future state or local laws that limit the ability to join unions and bargain collectively, and to negotiate and enforce collective bargaining agreements, including employees’ financial support of their labor unions. Laws may be enacted to prohibit public employees from striking.
Override state laws that regulate hours and conditions of employment to the extent that those laws conflict with collective bargaining agreements.
Define “employer” as a person or entity employing one or more employees.
Should this proposal be approved?
NO ____ "
The only thing the laws do is prohibit union-security agreement contracts, which simply state that if an employer hires a union member, that employer is required to only hire other members of that same union.
In other words, it's a voluntary agreement, not a mandatory one. A firm can always decide not to hire any union worker in a non-right-to-work state, and then that firm will be subject to no agreement.
So, in a nutshell, right-to-work laws (totally misnamed) are an affront to a free market, because in a free market, all contracts between individuals and organizations should be allowed.
Now its law that you don't have to join a union or pay dues as condition of employment. You can still join a union or pay dues. The employee now has a choice, which is better than being forced.
"I believe in a Spinoza's God who reveals himself in the harmony of all that exists, but not in a God who concerns himself with the fate and actions of human beings."
--Albert Einstein, 1929
the union should have access to what management finds acceptable in regard to negotiating contracts for its represented employees when compared to other similarly situated employees. it's a 'good faith bargaining' expectation