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Less than half of Michigan local governmental leaders support Right-To-Work legislation

Anti right-to-work protesters gather outside of Michigan's state capitol building in Lansing December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
Anti right-to-work protesters gather outside of Michigan's state capitol building in Lansing December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

LANSING (WKZO) -- A new survey by the University of Michigan shows that just under half of local government leaders in Michigan support the state's year-old right-to-work law.

According to the survey conducted by the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy at U of M's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, roughly 47-percent of local government leaders said they support the right-to-work law, while 22-percent oppose it.  The survey also found that only 26-percent support the law's exemptions for police and firefighters unions, while 33-percent oppose the exemptions.

Right-to-work legislation was passed last year and makes it illegal to require financial support of a union as a condition of employment.

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