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Michigan: The right to refrain from joining a union also means the right to resign

May 3, 2017 | by Karin Sweigart

Interpreting the scope of Michigan's right to work laws, a Michigan Appeals Court has ruled that where employees have a right to refrain from union activity, unions may not make rules interferring with or restraining employees' exercise of that right. Effectively, the ruling means Michigan unions may not try to restrict when employees can resign union membership. The decision can be found here. News articles discussing the impact of the ruling can be found here and here