The news of Michigan's 'right-to-work' law has reignited the debate about the role of unions in our country today, so how is the issue playing with the American public?
Unions in Michigan are facing a new reality. They'll have to convince their members to keep paying dues after Republicans passed a law that makes Michigan a right-to-work state. Governor Rick Snyder put his signature on the law.
Michigan is likely to join 23 other states with 'right-to-work' laws. Republicans passed legislation yesterday through the state's House and Senate amid strong opposition from unions.
The new law means workers can't be forced to join a union in order to get or keep a job. Proponents say it'll bring more jobs into the state; opponents say it could lead to a decline in working conditions.