The Unionization Process: Michigan
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Michigan has enacted labor statutes that govern both public and private employers who are not under the exclusive jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
- Michigan's labor statutes give certain public and private employees the right to organize, and govern labor relations between certain private and public sector employers and employees. See Union Organization and Labor Relations- Private Employers and Union Organization and Labor Relations- Public Employers.
- The Michigan Employment Relations Commission is an independent agency responsible for administering Michigan laws governing labor-management relations in both the private and public sectors. See Michigan Employment Relations Commission.
- Michigan is a "right to work" state. See Right to Work.