If anything says “we own you, and can do with your payment what we will” it would be the recent theft from contracted workers through a Union scam.
The state of Michigan has played its hand. By arbitrarily removing union dues from subcontractors with an assumption that a particular union shall receive the money, Michigan government has determined that all contracted workers will be potentially subject to the whim of any particular department, and part of the contractors payment can be arbitrarily given to the union of the department’s choice. It is an unknown that must be addressed before any more services are performed under contract for the state government.
I am withholding my services from the state of Michigan except for those services paid for with credit card until this is resolved.
I encourage those who receive regular payments to consider their position. The recent “unexplained” ruling must be addressed ASAP.