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Politics Will new right-to-work laws worsen the gender pay gap in Michigan?

Michigan already ranks among the worst states for gender pay equity. Critics of its new 'right-to-work' laws say they limit the power of unions, which historically have helped close wage gaps.

By Correspondent / December 13, 2012

Daniel Mears/Detroit News/AP

The new right-to-work laws in Michigan, already one of the worst states for gender pay equity, may represent a step backward when it comes to narrowing the gender pay gap in the state, data show.