GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- There are a few misconceptions about the right-to-work law, says attorney Mary Ann Cartwright.
Even if employees don’t join the union or pay dues, companies still have to extend the same benefits to them that they do to union workers.“They are still entitled to a grievance or arbitration process, wage increases,” said Cartwright, who practices labor law with Grand Rapids firm Rhoades McKee. “They still have protections under the contract. All those rights stay in place even though they aren’t a member of the union. I think a lot of employers thought because you aren’t part of the union, you don’t have those rights but that isn’t true.” Read full story here