Features and Highlights

VoteSpotter App for Android and Apple iOS

Give instant feedback to legislators. … more

New High School Report Card Available

Dearborn Heights charter school tops in the state. … more

21st Century Unionism

How labor can adapt to meet workers' needs. … more

Reforming Michigan's Criminal Code

New study co-authored with Manhattan Institute. … more

Brighton Drops Illegal Contract Language

Teacher's right-to-work freedoms protected. … more

Slight Increase in School Privatization Survey

Federal school lunch rules could play a part. … more

Brighton Teacher Sues Union, District

Afghanistan vet fights RTW violation. … more

SEIU Keeps Millions from 'Dues Skim'

Court of Appeals dismisses case. … more

MEA's 'August Window' Declared Illegal

Judge rules union committed unfair labor practices. … more

Right-to-Work Problems in Teacher Contracts

A quarter contain questionable union dues language. … more

Supreme Court Ends Dues Skim

Center filed two amicus briefs in case. … more

Center Asks State to Rescind Alcohol Rule

'Government-facilitated price collusion.' … more

AugustOptOut.org Unveiled for MEA Members

Help for those wishing to resign from the union. … more

Center Requests New MERC Rule

Public-sector union resignation process streamlined. … more

Track Detroit Bailout on VoteSpotter

Instant updates on multi-bill package. … more

Teamsters Drop Suit Against MCLF Clients

Union also agrees to pay MCLF legal fees. … more

Voters Weigh in on Minimum Wage Hike

Would hurt family businesses and tipped workers. … more

Reitz Joins Statewide Transparency Group

Michigan Coalition for Open Government. … more

GOP Voters Oppose Detroit Bailout

New public opinion poll released. … more

Michigan Education Association Gives Up Fight

MEA drops fight against unfair labor practice complaints. … more

New Survey of School Union Contracts

Districts still bargaining over prohibited subjects. … more

Lawsuit Filed Against MEA

Union threatens 8,000 educators over unpaid dues. … more

New Tobacco Smuggling Data

Michigan remains 10th nationally. … more

School Privatization Survey Released

Numbers hit all-time high. … more

Gov. Snyder's 2014 State of the State Address

Proposes six expansions, two limitations of government. … more

Highland Park Charter District

Policy brief, documentary show improvements. … more

Teamsters Abandon Anti-RTW Policy

MCLF sued on behalf of Dearborn employees. … more

MEA Accused of Unfair Labor Practices

Eight teachers file at MERC over right-to-work. … more

Benefits out of Balance

Public sector outpaces private sector by $5.8B. … more

SEIU Case Appealed

Dues skim victims should get money back. … more

Study: Top-to-Bottom Rankings Flawed

Schools penalized for serving low-income students. … more

Center Involved in Supreme Court Case

Forced unionization schemes under review. … more

Lehman Honored with Roe Award

Recognizes dedication to free-market principles. … more

Center Files FOIA Lawsuit

City of Westland fees illegal, exorbitant. … more

House Passes Flawed Medicaid Expansion

'An exceptionally cynical exercise.' … more

Press Release: RTW Laws Increase Economic Growth

New study examines six decades of data. … more

Press Release: Medicaid Waivers a Risky Proposal

Waivers are temporary, but expansion is permanent … more

Press Release: Teamsters Discriminate Against Workers

Lawsuit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court. … more

Study: New CAP Report Card for Young Students

How did your kid's school rank? … more

Study: Don’t Overlook Medicaid’s Flaws

Expansion would cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. … more

Michigan Should Look to Florida to Improve Public Education

New study contains six specific policy recommendations. … more

New Right-to-Work Website Now Available

Includes sample opt-out letter for those who want to resign union membership. … more

MCLF Files Suit on Behalf of Taylor Teachers

Three Taylor teachers object to forced dues extension. … more

Poll: Underwhelming Support for Medicaid Expansion

Only half of active voters favor expansion. … more

Superintendent Compensation Database

Searchable database now available online. … more

An Open Letter to Sen. Gretchen Whitmer

Lindsey Dodge takes a different view of women and RTW. … more

The False Social Concerns About Right-to-Work

Poverty, lack of insurance not higher in right-to-work states. … more

Michigan Is a Right-to-Work State

Center experts a leading voice in Michigan, nationwide, in promoting worker freedom for more than 20 years. … more

Michigan Education Digest

Right-to-work legislation introduced, requested public charter school moves forward, school tax revenues approved for Red Wings … more

Gov. Snyder Announces Right-to-Work Bills

Worker freedom on the horizon for Michigan. … more

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