LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Four years after Michiganders got the right to choose whether they wanted to join a union, membership has actually increased.

“Obviously this is not what those who wanted to pass that legislation had intended. It’s the opposite,” said Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber.

Bieber says it’s great news for Michigan.

“Union membership is up and that translates over to more people being able to band together and speak collectively to raise wages, better benefits, more time off with family,” Bieber said.
Union Membership in Michigan Increased in 2015