Q&A: Right-to-work and its impact

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — There a lot of questions about how right-to-work legislation signed into law Tuesday will affect Michigan, its companies and workers' money.

24 Hour News 8 asked viewers to pose their questions on our Facebook page.

Among those questions:

Amber Borrello asked, "If people are already in a union, can they voluntarily remove themselves from the union?" Bob Persky wanted to know: "Is it federal law that unions must represent workers whether they pay dues or not?" "Do those who choose not to be in a union and not pay union dues still have union backing or union support?" Shawna Veltema asked. David Boeve asked, "What will this mean for teacher unions? Has the MEA been exceptionally quiet on this?"

Watch above for Political Reporter Rick Albin's answers to those questions.


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