Proos comments on freedom-to-choose legislation being sent to governor

LANSING—Broadcast-quality audio and video is available of Sen. John Proos discussing legislation being sent to Gov. Rick Snyder to be signed that would make Michigan the nation’s 24th freedom-to-choose state.

The video and audio are available for download on the senator’s website at:

Click on the “Video” tab for video.  Audio is available under “Podcasts.”

The files feature Proos, R-St. Joseph, discussing passage of Senate Bill 116 and House Bill 4003. The measures prohibit workers in both private and public sectors from being required to join or pay dues to a labor organization as a condition of employment. The only exemptions are for police and fire fighters covered under Michigan’s binding arbitration law.

Both bills have been approved by the Legislature and now advance to the governor for his signature.