Attorneys for the AFL-CIO filed a federal lawsuit today in Detroit, seeking a declaratory judgement that PA 348 of 2012 is unlawful and requesting a permanent enjoinder barring state officials from enforcing it.

The 8-count complaint alleges that Michigan's right-to-work law violates the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution by allowing the state to levy civil and criminal penalties for behaviors regulated by the federal National Labor Relations Act and by purporting to apply to areas under federal jurisdiction, such as dock-yards and forts.
The Michigan State Building and Construction Trades Council joined the AFL-CIO in the suit, along with Change to Win, a volunteer labor federation that includes the Teamsters and SEIU
Michigan AFL-CIO files federal lawsuit seeking to stop right-to-work law |