Lansing issues warnings to businesses as right-to-work nears
Updated: Sunday, March 3 2013, 01:03 PM EST
LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Just weeks from now, the right-to-work law will take effect in Michigan.
There's still time, however, for employers and unions to negotiate contract extensions to delay the impact until the March 28th deadline.
Lawmakers in Lansing are warning workers to be careful, however.
The right-to-work law says employers can no longer force unionized workers to pay dues or fees after March 28th.
But Republicans in Lansing warn public universities and school districts if they make long contracts, they could face penalties like less state aid and a meeting at the Capitol to explain their actions.