Michigan hospital union bullies members who opted out
By Tom Gantert and Jarrett Skorup | Michigan Capitol Confidential
Kollin VanDenHeuvel is a college student in a 90-day temporary position that offers no benefits at Flint’s Hurley Medical Center. So he said he saw little advantage to joining the union.
In response, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 1603 union posted his name on a list at the hospital to serve “notice” that he exercised his rights under state law and opted out of the union.
VanDenHeuvel and three other workers names were posted on a bulletin board in a public area near the hospital cafeteria. Michigan’s right-to-work law no longer requires workers to pay dues or fees to a union as a condition of employment.
at Michigan Capitol Confidential.
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