The Michigan state legislature approved legislation Tuesday removing the requirement that non-union members pay union dues.
The passage of the right-to-work legislation in a 58-51 vote sends the bill to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), who has said he will sign it.
Snyder’s signature will make Michigan, which has long been a stronghold of organized labor, the 24th right-to-work state in the country.
Protesters demonstrated outside Michigan’s Capitol building in Lansing while the Republican majority legislature voted.