Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday that he would pursue right-to-work legislation for public and private employees in the state, according to the Detroit Free Press.
The law would include an exemption for firefighters and police officers, but it would apply to 17.5 percent of Michigan's workforce, according to the Detroit News.
"Sounds like a way to get rid of unions" Melissa Grant said. "Most people nowadays will not choose to pay into a union due to cost of living. Therefore, the unions will have no income coming in and no one to protect. I do not like the idea. Unions do good. You hate to pay into them, but when you need them, they are there. If you don't pay into them, they cannot protect you."