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      Michigan Right-to-Work law creates new state jobs

      Thousands protested the Right to Work legislation that prohibits requirements that workers pay union dues or fees.

      At least two jobs are being created by Michigan's contentious right-to-work law.

      The Detroit Free Press reports that state officials are going over applications Monday for a freedom to work specialist who would be responsible for implementing the new law.

      The position would be in the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs office and pays $76,000 to $106,000. At least one clerical position also is tied to the position. The salaries would fall on taxpayers.

      The newspaper says a union leader and state Democrats criticized creation of the jobs.

      Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed the law last month despite a protest in Lansing that drew more than 10,000 union members and their supporters.

      The law prohibits requirements that workers pay union dues or fees. It becomes effective March 27.