March 29, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 74

Commission takes no action on union request

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission took no action Monday on a proposed agency fee agreement requested by the local employees union.

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Michigan officially became a “freedom-to-work” state on Thursday, meaning employees can choose whether or not to join unions.

The Local 1538 union, represented by Robert Murphy, sought to have the city commission Monday adopt an agency fee agreement that would require all newly hired employees to pay the equivalent of union dues.

“Michigan American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 25 believes the legislation to be harmful...