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Michael J. Reitz
Michael J. Reitz is the executive vice president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational institute headquartered in Midland, Michigan.
by | Jul 1, 2014

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that thousands of home-based caregivers in Illinois—and perhaps hundreds of thousands in eight other states—are not required to pay union dues as a condition of employment. The case involving Hobby Lobby and contraceptives will…

by | Jun 29, 2006

Who would obstruct the fight against sex trafficking of children? The Vancouver Education Association (VEA) comes to mind. The teachers union, a local chapter of the National Education Association, has refused to allow a teacher to send her union dues…

by | Jun 7, 2006

What does Tiger Woods have in common with union officials? Answer: they both play a lot of golf. The only difference is union officials get to play on their members’ dime. A lot of dimes, actually. Organized labor spent $1.3…

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