Michigan Senate approves HB 4052, the Anti-Worker, Anti-Community bill
June 12, 2015
Advisory Alert – Yesterday the Michigan Senate approved a bill prohibiting local governments from having wage, benefits laws. HB 4052, the Anti-Worker, Anti Community bill goes back to the House for concurrence next week.
“The bill passed the Senate Competitiveness committee Thursday morning on a 4-1 vote and in the full Senate a few hours later by a 22-16 vote. Republican Sens. Tom Casperson of Escanaba, Mike Nofs of Battle Creek, Margaret O’Brien of Portage and Tory Rocca of Sterling Heights joined all Democrats in opposing the legislation.”
“The bill – HB 4052- moves to the House for concurrence in the changes made by the Senate. The bill was narrowly passed by the House last month.” Read More…
Please stay tuned for further updates and an Action Alert.
“LANSING, Michigan — Local governments would be prohibited from setting local minimum wages or other employer requirements under a House bill that moved quickly through the Senate on Thursday.”
“The Senate’s Michigan Competitiveness Committee approved the bill 4-1 Thursday morning along party lines after changing some of the language. Within a few hours, the full Senate passed the bill 22-16, with several Republicans joining Democrats in voting against it.”
“The legislation would prevent a patchwork of local ordinances that could deter economic development, according to bill sponsor Rep. Earl Poleski, a Republican from Jackson. He has pointed to new laws setting minimum wages in cities such as Los Angeles as an example of what he wants to prevent.” Read More…