Nesbitt resolution opposing forced unionization earns Senate approval

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution introduced by state Sen. Aric Nesbitt that calls for the Whitmer administration to reverse their licensing rules requiring a marijuana business to receive approval from a union to be allowed to operate.

The administration calls it a “labor peace agreement,” but Nesbitt said it is nothing more than requiring businesses to receive written approval from a union in order to receive or renew a license from the state of Michigan.

“This forced unionization scheme to benefit the governor’s union boss friends is a grotesque abuse of executive powers,” said Nesbitt, R-Lawton. “Michigan’s economy rebounded by expanding freedom and opportunity, but unfortunately Governor Whitmer has been focused on promoting massive tax increases and now imposing costly, job-destroying mandates.”

Senate Concurrent Resolution 18 formally opposes the so-called “labor peace agreements” that the governor’s regulatory agency is attempting to put in place. The resolution also echoes the arguments of many legal scholars claiming the requirement violates federal and state labor law.  Small businesses and leaders in this new industry have universally condemned the requirement.

“The outrageous requirement that businesses must obtain approval from union bosses in order to receive a government license needs to be removed,” Nesbitt said.

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