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The Hill: Reid: Michigan right-to-work legislation an ‘assault’ on unions

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday criticized efforts by state Republican legislators in Michigan to enact a "right-to-work" law, arguing that the move was part of an effort to undercut union power nationwide.

Michigan's legislature is set to vote on the bill in about a week.

The right-to-work legislation bans unions from requiring members to pay dues while also earning benefits that were negotiated between unions and employers. Critics of the legislation say it dramatically undercuts unions' bargaining power.

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