Major Attack on Academic Freedom and Labor Studies in Michigan

by   Martin Kich

Martin Kich

Martin Kich

In the Michigan Senate, the Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee included in its budget proposal a major financial penalty against any public college or university that teaches a labor-related course or offers a labor-studies program.

Michigan State University has been considering an agreement to adopt a portion of programming from the National Labor College. A spokesperson for the university said in testimony before the subcommittee: “’We do also provide training for other groups, business groups, others on the other side of the aisle for how to work with unions on the management side. We also teach de-certification of unions as well.’” Continue reading