Group seeks labor eMails by Michigan professors


A conservative research group in Michigan has issued a far-reaching public records request to the labor studies departments at three public universities in the state, seeking any eMails involving the Wisconsin labor turmoil, reports the New York Times. The group, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, declined to explain why it was making the Freedom of Information Act request for material from professors at the University of Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State University. But several professors who received the records request, which was first reported by Talking Points Memo on Tuesday, said it appeared to be an attempt to intimidate or embarrass professors who are sympathetic to organized labor…

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