Why the fight to protect organized labor could affect your workers compensation benefits.
Our law firm was closed on September 2, 2013 for Labor Day. This was a time for our attorneys to reflect on the contributions of the labor movement and how American workers built this nation.
This last year has been horrible for organized labor in Michigan. Unions were blamed for all the problems with our economy.
Governor Snyder even signed right-to-work legislation in an attempt to suppress union membership. Michiganders have always supported the labor movement and we see this as nothing more than politics.
Why unions still matter
Big corporations and insurance companies have been relentless in their attack on workers compensation. This resulted in 2011 legislation that made it much harder to collect benefits.
These changes could have been much worse if organized labor did not fight back. Union advocacy benefits all workers even if they are not members.
Governor Snyder is up for re-election in 2014. We encourage you to become politically active and vote. Big corporations and insurance companies should not come before Michigan workers.
Call (855) 221-2667 to speak with one of our workers compensation attorneys in Michigan. We are committed to protecting Michigan workers and their families.
– Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. Hes been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers compensation benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.
Update: House Bill 5002 (workers compensation reform)
– Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, by Sam Howzit.