Trial in Michigan right-to-work lawsuit delayed

Trial in Michigan right-to-work lawsuit delayed

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

A lawsuit alleging Michigan's right-to-work law violates the state's Open Meetings Act has been delayed until next year.

The Lansing State Journal reports Wednesday that Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette signed off on a new trial date for March. It had originally been scheduled for October.

Attorneys for labor groups who brought the suit say they need more time to prepare.

The suit stems from Capitol protests on Dec. 6, when authorities locked the building and kept additional people from entering amid safety growing concerns. Challengers say doors were closed for several hours as the legislation was first debated.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed the legislation five days later and it took effect in March.

The right-to-work law prohibits requiring workers to pay union dues or fees.

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