DETROIT (AP) - A western Michigan business group is criticizing the United Auto Workers union's plan to seek a vote to write a ban on so-called "right-to-work" legislation into the Michigan Constitution.
UAW President Bob King told the union's national convention Thursday that a coalition of unions will circulate petitions for a November statewide vote on a constitutional amendment barring legislation that outlaws labor contracts requiring employees to join unions.
Republicans who control the state Legislature have been pushing for a "right-to-work" law. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder says it isn't a priority for his administration.
MLive.com says a political action committee of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce issued a statement Monday saying the UAW seeks to "scare and confuse" Michigan voters and restrict workers' right to decide on joining unions.
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