The Michigan Legislature approved sweeping legislation Tuesday that vastly reduces the power of organized labor in a state that has been a symbol of union dominance and served as an incubator for union activity over decades of modern US labor history. The two bills, approved by the House of Representatives over the shouts of thousands of union protesters who gathered on the lawn outside the Capitol building, will, among other things, bar both public and private sector workers from being required to pay fees as a condition of their employment.
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