LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Ruth Johnson, R-Holly, on Tuesday released the following statement after the Senate passed partisan legislation to repeal of the state’s Right to Work law:
“The people of our state should have the right to determine for themselves whether it is in their best interest to join a union, and this legislation would move Michigan in the wrong direction.
“Michigan’s Right to Work law has made our state more competitive, and since its passage, manufacturing in our state has grown by 6.4% while states without Right to Work protections have seen their manufacturing sector shrink by 1.1% on average.
“In addition, a 2021 study conducted at Harvard University found that Right to Work laws are strongly associated with lower childhood poverty rates and greater upward mobility.
“These are not abstract figures; they represent opportunity for real families here in Michigan.”