Right to Work

In 2012, Michigan became the nation’s 24th right-to-work state.

The day Bolger was elected Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives he stated that fellow Republicans should join him in reviewing the potential for right-to-work legislation.

During Bolger’s term as Speaker, right-to-work legislation was introduced and passed by the House on December 6, 2012. The legislation was signed by Governor Rick Snyder on December 11, 2012. In the two years after passage, Michigan saw more than 75,000 new jobs created in the state.




…we shouldn’t forget, in the not-too-distant past, the idea of Michigan becoming a right-to-work state was unthinkable. Bolger was the singular legislative player who made that happen when the rest of Lansing’s Republican leadership was lukewarm to the idea.”

~ Rick Pluta, Michigan Radio