Michigan, already struggling to bolster a once-thriving film business, is getting the cold shoulder from Hollywood's biggest union.
SAG-AFTRA, which represents more than 165,000 actors, recording artists and other performers, blasted bills passed by the Michigan House and Senate on Thursday that would make Michigan a so-called "right-to-work" state.
In right-to-work states, those who aren't members of the union can work under union contracts without having to pay union dues.
A final vote on the two bills is expected later this month. If approved, Michigan would join more than two dozen other states to pass such a measure, including South Carolina, Virginia and Oklahoma.
That's a sore point for SAG-AFTRA and other unions that are urging members and others to sign a petition circulated by the AFL-CIO that opposes the measure.