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Michigan became the 24th state to pass “right-to-work” legislation on Dec.11, amid scenes of protest reminiscent of the Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio capitals in recent years. The law means that public and private sector employers cannot require employees to become union members or pay union dues as a condition of employment. So-called right-to-work states differ from union-security states, where the law allows collective bargaining agreements to require all employees to join the union or pay union dues. TheMichiganright-to-work law came as a surprise to many because it was introduced and passed in a matter of days.