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Tom Gantert

Managing Editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential

Tom Gantert is Managing Editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. When Gantert arrived at Capitol Confidential as Senior … more

Todd Nesbit, Ph.D.

Ohio State University

Todd Nesbit, Ph.D., is senior lecturer in economics at Ohio State University. Professor Nesbit was a double major in economics and mathematics at Capitol University and received his … more

Tom Watkins

Tom Watkins is a former state superintendent of public instruction for Michigan and is currently president and chief executive officer of TDW and Associates, a global education and … more

Tom Bowles

Tom Bowles is a Van Buren Public School District trustee and a small business owner. more

Todd Flynn

Education Policy Intern

Todd Flynn was a summer 2013 education policy intern at the Mackinac Center. He is studying economics and political science at the University of Michigan, where he is also involved … more

Tom Meeks

Tom Meeks, of Maryland, is a former elementary and middle-school science teacher who has produced documentary and educational films for the National Park Service and has worked for … more

Todd K. Slisher

Todd K. Slisher is vice president, science programs, at the New Detroit Science Center. He possesses 15 years of experience in the planetarium and museum fields, has written and produced … more

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Don’t Limit Workers’ Right to Work

Bill would limit individual rights

… employees to vote on right-to-work .” “If the employees … majority of employees in a workplace to vote to force … union. Under Michigan’s right-to-work law, employees … more

Americans are Moving to Right-to-Work States

Right-to-work states gain 480,000 people from domestic migration

… another aspect of the right-to-work debate that does not … continue to move to right-to-work states. The Mackinac … more

Right-to-Work-for-Yadda-Yadda-Yadda

For the umpteenth time: No, wages won't collapse.

… challenge in defending the right-to-work concept, it isn't researching … Patriot : By undermining workers’ rights, this unfair scheme … more

The Intellectual Firepower Against Right-to-Work

Who's who on right-to-work

… opponents of a Michigan right-to-work law cite figures generated … of employment. The right-to-work law in Michigan … the communications workers union; the food and … more

Right-to-Work and the Mackinac Center

Touting labor freedom for 25 years

… freedom to choose their workplace destiny through a right-to-work law, which … closer to granting workers the freedom to choose … that window toward right-to-work since 1990, … more

That’s What We Said

Right-to-work studies confirm Mackinac Center findings

… 26th state to adopt a right-to-work law. One product of … legislative vote on right-to-work in West Virginia, … positive effect on workers and state economies. … more

UAW Flier Short on Facts

Union right-to-work myths dispelled

… together a flier on right-to-work "facts"  that it is … their counterparts in right to work for less states." Fact:  Unions … untrue. Claim: "Workers in free bargaining … more

Right-to-Work Laws Work

New study shows economic advantages

… Policy released a new right-to-work study titled, " Economic Growth and Right-to-Work Laws " in which these … more

Right-to-Work States Have Faster Income Growth

Last year, seven of the 10 states with greatest increase in income were right-to-work

Opponents of right-to-work insist the policy causes … are 25 states with right-to-work laws ensuring no worker … more

Is Right-to-Work Racist?

'In a right-to-work state, I am a free man because my labor belongs to me'

… in the debate over right-to-work in Michigan. Michigan … naturally be supportive of right-to-work laws. "All of the … more

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