January 13, 2011, Introduced by Reps. Pscholka, MacMaster, Damrow, Callton, Genetski, Knollenberg and Shaughnessy and referred to the Committee on Oversight, Reform, and Ethics.


     A bill to amend 1947 PA 336, entitled


"An act to prohibit strikes by certain public employees; to provide

review from disciplinary action with respect thereto; to provide

for the mediation of grievances and the holding of elections; to

declare and protect the rights and privileges of public employees;

and to prescribe means of enforcement and penalties for the

violation of the provisions of this act,"


by amending section 9 (MCL 423.209).




     Sec. 9. It shall be lawful for public Public employees to may


organize together or to form, join, or assist in labor


organizations; , to engage in lawful concerted activities for the


purpose of collective negotiation or bargaining or other mutual aid


and protection; , or to negotiate or bargain collectively with


their public employers through representatives of their own free


choice. Notwithstanding the right granted under this section, a


public employee or collective bargaining organization shall not use


publicly owned property, facilities, or services, including an


electronic mail system, for political activities, political fund-


raising, campaigning for office of a collective bargaining


organization, collective bargaining organizing activities, or


solicitation of employees for membership in a collective bargaining


organization. This prohibition does not limit the right of a public


employee or collective bargaining organization to use, on the same


terms as members of the general public, public property that is


made available as a public forum.